Filed under: Schoup | Tags: Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Kevin Hickey, Major League II, Schoup
He may only be known by one name, but Schoup was a star for my team in Major League II — he was the guy who was in trouble against the White Sox who made me use Vaughn to get the save.
Baseball card collectors might call him a common, but I call him reliable.
And I just call him Schoup.
You might know him as Kevin Hickey, a former Chicago White Sox (pre-Parkman so it’s OK) and Baltimore Orioles pitcher who played six seasons in the real major leagues before he became a star for us. He went 9-14 with a 3.91 ERA and 17 saves in his time in The Show.
Here’s the Chicago Tribune story reporting the news that he died this morning at age 56.
I’m not happy about it. I may move to England.
Or, I might go collect all of his baseball cards.
Filed under: Baseball cards, Chicago White Sox, Jack Parkman, Jake Taylor, Major League II, Pedro Cerrano, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn, Roger Dorn, Tanaka, Upper Deck, Willie Mays Hayes | Tags: 1990 Upper Deck, Baseball cards, Charlie Sheen, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Corbin Bernsen, David Keith, Dennis Haysbert, indians major league movie, Jack Parkman, Jake Taylor, Jobu, Major League II, Omar Epps, Pedro Cerrano, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn, Roger Dorn, Tanaka, Tom Berenger, Upper Deck, Willie Mays Hayes
Hot off the heels of yesterday’s landmark — some might say exclusive (but it’s much, much bigger than that) — find, we have gotten our hands on the cards that were intended to be in the 1990 Upper Deck baseball set.
These feature the stars of Major League II — a few guys you have heard of and, based on the box office attendance, some guys you haven’t.
(We won’t mention that the sequel came in 1994 — Major League II documents my squad’s second pennant-winning season, which is firmly 1989.)
— Lou Brown
See the rest of the “missing” 1990 cards after the jump.
Filed under: Jack Parkman, The competition | Tags: Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, David Keith, indians major league movie, Jack Parkman, Major League II
For every Jake Taylor, you get 1,000 of these … my favorite player of all time, Jack Parkman.
Really, I loved the guy. Well, at least I loved it when we beat his White Sox …
I’ll take that back. Parkman”s not a one in a thousand player… he’s just a bonafide one-of-a-kind ass who makes Nuke LaLoosh look like a Rhodes Scholar.
Taylor was a true professional — one of the best in the game before his knees gave out.
— Lou Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org