Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sunday Comics #3: It Happened on My Birthday

Did you hear the good news? The Pittsburgh Pirates are bringing back some pretty sweet throwbacks this year, paying tribute to their 1979 team. That Pirates "We Are Family" team won their last World Series title that season and featured two of my childhood favorites, Dave Parker and Willie Stargell.

Here's a piece of trivia: How many home runs have been hit out of Dodger Stadium?

I'll let you take guesses, but there's been at least two. As you can see, Willie Stargell pulled off the feat twice- the first of which came on the day of my birth. In fact, Willie was the only player to have done it at the time this card was produced. Others have done it since.

Bonus points: Has a comic strip on the back of a more recent card mentioned any of the other players?

1 comment:

  1. Giancarlo Stanton did it last year... so maybe his 2016 card references it.