Saturday, April 30, 2011

1986 Red Sox lineup

Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of Clemens' first 20K game, and they re-aired it on NESN.  That got me thinking about a conversation I had a few weeks ago.  Somebody asked me if I could name off the top of my head the starting lineups for both Sox championships teams in '04 and '07.  I think if I really thought about it I could, but not easily, and I might get some mixed up.  But the '86 team I still know easily:

1B: Buckner
2B: Barrett
3B: Boggs
SS: Owen (in a trade for Ray Quinones)
LF: Rice
CF: Armas
RF: Evans
C: Gedman
DH: Baylor


I think the reason for this has got to be baseball cards.  I spent a ridiculous amount of time with them in 1987.  when I found these pics on the web I remembered them perfectly.

Or it may be that kids are just better and remembering stuff and i'm getting old.

1 comment:

  1. I think you're right about the baseball cards. I think I could probably come close to the lineup for the 1960 SF Giants too when I was 13 and collected cards.


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