Filed under: Gentry, Major League, Meet the team | Tags: baseball, Cleveland Indians, Gentry, indians major league movie, Major League, Major League baseball, Red-tag season
Sure. there’s a new season upon us. But there’s one thing I never really liked to see during spring training — red-tag season.
I always felt bad that Bobby Gentry was singled out in the documentary about my 1988 Indians team. We made several rounds of cuts, but only Gentry here was shown getting a legitimate red tag.
He was sent down to Colorado Springs, our brand-new Triple-A club that was managed by former big-leaguer Steve Swisher that season, and he did pretty well but it wasn’t enough to get back to the bigs.
He later became a long-time fielding coach for the San Diego Padres, and I hear his boy made his big-league debut last season.
– Lou Brown
Filed under: Duke Temple, Jake Taylor, Lou Brown, Major League, Pedro Cerrano, Pepper Leach, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn, Roger Dorn, Willie Mays Hayes | Tags: Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Indians memorabilia, Duke Temple, indians major league movie, Jake Taylor, Jobu, Lou Brown, Major League, Pedro Cerrano, People Magazine, Pepper Leach, Ricky Vaughn, Roger Dorn, Sports Illustrated, Wild Thing, Willie Mays Hayes
For all of the things I saved through the years, I never did latch onto copies of People and Sports Illustrated where my guys appeared on the covers.
“Wild Thing” appeared on the Sept. 18, 1988, cover of People, while several of us appeared on a SI cover that fall, too.
Have one? E-mail me…
- Lou Brown
Filed under: Baseball cards, Donruss, Major League, Pedro Cerrano, Topps | Tags: Dennis Haysbert, Donruss, Eddie Murray, Hank Aaron, indians major league movie, Jackie Robinson, Jobu, Major League, Pedro Cerrano, Pedro Cerrano's baseball cards, Pedro Cerrano's locker, Roberto Clemente, Topps, Willie McCovey
UPDATE: The mystery card is definitely a San Francisco Giant and it’s definitely not a standard-sized card.
For a voodoo warrior who has problems getting along with his teammates, Pedro Cerrano sure does show a soft spot for baseball greats and their baseball cards showing in his locker doesn’t he?
From left just above Jobu, that’s a 1984 Donruss Eddie Murray Diamond Kings card, a 1968 Topps Game Roberto Clemente, a mystery card, a 1971 Topps Willie McCovey, a 1954 Topps Hank Aaron rookie card and a 1952 Topps Jackie Robinson.
Anyone have any ideas on the mystery card? My leading guess is that it might be a 1957 Topps Clemente. I’m admittedly not sure, though, as it also looks like it could be a Willie Mays or Monte Irvin mug. Plus, the card looks like it could be narrower like a 1968 Topps 3D card or a Kellogg’s card, but I can’t match it anywhere.
– Lou Brown
Filed under: Baseball cards, Fleer, Major League, Major League II, Major League: Back to the Minors, Pedro Cerrano | Tags: 1989 Fleer, baseball, Baseball cards, Dennis Haysbert, Fleer, indians major league movie, Jobu, Lou Brown, Major League, MLB, Pedro Cerrano, Ricky Vaughn, Willie Mayes Hayes
Did you know Fleer pulled this card from its 1989 baseball card set while fixing the Billy Ripken error?
Pedro Cerrano appeared on card No. 402 until someone spotted him and replaced him with Dave Clark. It was a change that was so subtle it didn’t even require a change to the alphabetical order on the checklist.
(We heard that Fleer’s CEO just couldn’t allow the Tribe’s voodoo warrior on a card — he thought it gave off the wrong impression to youngsters. Little did he know what was on the knob of Ripken’s bat. But then that’s all just an urban myth, anyway … right?)
Filed under: Baseball cards, Major League, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn, Upper Deck | Tags: 1989 Upper Deck, Baseball cards, Charlie Sheen, indians major league movie, Jobu, Ken Griffey Jr., Major League, MLB, Pedro Cerrano, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn, Ricky Vaughn, Upper Deck, Wild Thing, Wild Thing glasses
Now that Upper Deck is effectively out of the market for Major League Baseball cards, it’s also out of the market for Major League baseball cards, too, and that got Lou Brown thinking about what went wrong along the way.
What if Upper Deck had gone with a different Star Rookie in its inaugural 1989 baseball card set instead of Ken Griffey Jr.? What if my man, Wild Thing had been there instead?
Things would have looked a lot different today. I’m telling you.
– Lou Brown
Filed under: Baseball cards, Major League, Major League II, Pedro Cerrano, Upper Deck | Tags: 1990 Upper Deck, 2010 Upper Deck, Baseball cards, Dennis Haysbert, indians major league movie, Jobu, Major League, Major League II, MLB, Pedro Cerrano, Upper Deck
Since Upper Deck has decided to go all renegade and use MLB logos on its 2010 baseball card set — a move that has the attention of Major League Baseball — I just want to know one thing …
Will any of the 1990 buyback cards inserted into packs look anything like this one?
I still haven’t found a Pedro Cerrano card in any of the backs I have purchased … what about you?
– Lou Brown
Filed under: Eddie Harris, Jobu, Major League, Major League Movies | YouTube Clips | Tags: Chelcie Ross, Eddie Harris, indians major league movie, Jobu, Major League, Pedro Cerrano
I’ll tell you right now, Eddie Harris was the glue that held our pitching staff together in 1988.
And he also had all the best lines in Major League.
Watch the video and learn.
– Lou Brown