Friday, May 23, 2014

Those Crazy Runnin' A's

I was looking at my 1994 Fleer team set the other day and noticed something about two of the cards; they both had similar photos on them of Oakland Athletics sliding into a base.  Look at these:

Torey Lovullo was the regular second baseman in 1993.  That means that Henderson is attempting to steal second.  The game is at Oakland given the yellow jersey on the outfield wall, and it's a day game.
The #27 jersey is that of Catfish Hunter who's number was retired by the A's in 1991.

Rod Correia wasn't called up until June of 1993 to fill in at SS when Gary DiSarcina went down with an injury.
That makes this another attempt at stealing second, this time by Rubin Sierra.  
There's Catfish' jersey in the background again.
The sliding player is in the same position in relation to the yellow jersey.
Good indication that the same photographer took both of these pictures at the same game.

A quick search on retrosheet looking for Angels at Oakland day games in 1993 led me to this:

SB: R. Henderson (26,2nd base off Springer/Myers); Sierra (11,2nd base off

Both Henderson and Sierra had a stolen base in the same game.

This game:

Oakland Athletics 5, California Angels 4
Game Played on Wednesday, June 30, 1993 (D) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Nailed it!

1 comment:

  1. Nice! I love posts like this where people can identify the specific game a shot comes from.