Thursday, December 6, 2018
555th Place - Steve Lake
I love to look at the back of baseball cards, but that's almost always to scan the stats. I love stats on baseball cards. I love players with long careers that force the print to become nearly impossible to read (don't get me started on the modern Topps set truncating that...).
But I often forget to read the other stuff. I'm glad I did with Steve Lake's card, because in early 1988, according to his card back, he claimed his home as Glendale, Arizona...which is exactly where I was born!
More specifically, I was born on Luke Air Force Base, back in the mid-70's. My dad was a pilot in the Air Force, though at that time, he was sitting in the back seat of F-4's. In fact, he was in the same squadron as "Sully" Sullenberger, the famed air line pilot who landed a plane on the Hudson river...which is a body of water...much like the last name of Steve Lake!!!