27 Years Later…..
This series vs the Cubs is bringing back a lot of memories for me. 1989. Just starting out Lewis and Clark College. I remember a surprising number of Giants fans attending that tiny school in Portland.
I looked over the ’89 roster just for some better recall. Some of these guys weren’t on the post season roster:
Best player name: Ernie Camacho
Best horse racing name: Kelly Downs
Best Ex Cardinal: Ken Oberkfell
Best clutch hitter I remember with no stats whatsoever to back it up: (tie) Greg Litton and Ernie Riles
wait…2 guys named *Ernie*? Whoa…..
Guy I Thought was too old to be on that team: Chris Speier
That team also had Yan Gomes future father-in-law on it….
Draveckey, Bedrosian, Reuschel….
In hindsight, the clear problem with that team not winning the World Series was chronological. 1989. Odd year. They never stood a chance.