Monday, July 1, 2019

6 Degrees Of Mookie - The Charles Hudson Connection

It's time once again for "6 Degrees Of Mookie" - the fabulous game show blog post where I take a random card in my collection and attempt to connect it to current Red Sox superstar Mookie Betts! Let's take a look at today's contestant!

Random TCDB Card: 

1989 Topps #236 Charles Hudson

Hudson was a pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1983 to 1989. His career pretty much ended in August 1989 after he drove intoxicated into a telephone pole and had to have reconstructive knee surgery. The most interesting thing about this card is it shows him holding the ball in a split-finger fastball grip.

Teammates in the 1989 Topps set
#236 Charles Hudson
#380 Rickey Henderson

Hudson didn't play for the Yankees for very long, but long enough to play with the immortal Rickey Henderson.

Teammates in the 2003 Upper Deck set
#598 Rickey Henderson
#590 David Ross

Rickey's last stop was with the Dodgers in 2003. Even then I bet he could still out-run a fresh legged young David Ross.

Teammates in the 2014 Topps Update set
#US-60 David Ross
#US-26 Mookie Betts (RC)

Ross of course went on to being a key member of Boston's 2013 World Series title run. Mookie would make his debut the following year.

Degrees of Mookie: 3


  1. Charlie Hudson pitched a shutout in the first MLB game I ever went to, in April 1987. One of my favorite memories is standing on the bleachers chanting "Charlie! Charlie!" I was sure he would be a star. Still definitely a sentimental favorite for me.

  2. That was easier than I expected. Well done!