The Best Baseball Card of 1977 Was for The Bird(s)
Imagine this …
You’ve just graduated from Worcester Academy in Northboro, Massachusetts, where you played football, basketball, and baseball.
You’re really too scrawny for the gridiron at the next level, too short for the court, and were never a star — even in high school — on the diamond.
You do have a healthy fastball, though, and a joie du jeu that infects your teammates in all three sports. It’s enough to catch some Major League attention, and the Detroit Tigers select you in the 10th round of the June draft.
It’s the summer of 1974, and you have a (long) shot at becoming a Big League player.