Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hearing From Jerry Reuss

For one of my favorite blogs, Night Owl Cards, he got a bit of a surprise recently when his favorite player of all-time responded to a post. I must say that I'm a little jealous. Jerry Reuss was one of my favorites also. Check out his post here.

What is even better is that Reuss pointed to a couple of sites worth checking out. Here is a link for his personal website at and a flickr page featuring pics of his Baseball cards from his 20+ years of professional Baseball.

In Reuss's honor, Night Owl Cards is running a poll asking what is his best card. Go here to vote. I personally like his 1984 Topps card. After all, he is wearing Dodger Blue and it features his very identifiable windup I grew up watching as a young Dodger fan.BTW, in doing some minor research for this post I came across a fascinating story about Jerry Reuss. From a 1975 story in People Magazine:
When pitcher Jerry Reuss took his wife, Ann, on the Pittsburgh Pirates' final swing to the West Coast last season, the management nicked him with a $500 fine. Jerry, to be sure, had paid for her commercial flight (spouses are non grata on the team charter jet) and the extra hotel tab, but still had violated a Pirate regulation. As a result, in a sport built on arcane records, Reuss came up with a new one for the book: he was the first player to file a grievance action to establish the right to sleep with his own wife.
Read the rest of the article here. It goes deep into the difficulties a Baseball life can have.


  1. Slight correction: Reuss is "a" favorite player. My favorite of all-time is The Penguin.

    That People article is fascinating. Crazy stuff. People don't realize what ballplayers go through sometimes.

  2. That's excellent. Reuss comes back to St. Louis nearly every January for the Cardinal's Winter Warmup. Isaac got his auto this year ( and Jerry couldn't have been nicer.

    Here's a gallery of pics from the Warmup (Jerry is actually galleries 1 - 3): Isaac is pic 98.


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