It's time once again for "6 Degrees Of Mookie" - the fabulous
Random TCDB Card:
Here's a first! I have the complex task of connecting one Red Sox player to another. However will I manage this? Lamp pitched from 1977 to 1992 for 6 different teams. He has the distinction of not only giving up Rod Carew's 3,000th hit, but also Cal Ripken Jr's 1st!
|Teammates in the 1989 Topps set|
Full disclaimer: I've used the Ellis Burks to David Ortiz to Mookie Betts chain before. The fact Burks started his career with the Red Sox in the 80's and later returned for his last season in 2004 makes him the go-to guy for any junk wax era guys. I'll at least try to use different cards than before.
|Teammates in the 2004 Topps Total set|
As I stated, Ellis finished off his career in 2004. Injuries limited him to only 11 games that season but he was so respected as a clubhouse leader that he was given the honor of carrying the World Series trophy off the plane when it arrived in Boston.
|Teammates in the 2019 Stadium Club set|
Ortiz may have retired in 2016, but it's fun to show off a set featuring both from the current year. Especially when you have that great Stadium Club photography!