Friday, September 7, 2012

Baseball Card Friday: Rick Wise, Padres 1982

Baseball Card Friday:  Rick Wise  1982

Very boring design on cards this year but I love this card because even though he's a pitcher it shows my man Rick Wise wearing a batting helmet.  Rick Wise always prided himself on his hitting and was no fan of the DH rule.
"The designated hitter rule is like letting someone else take Wilt Chamberlain's free throws." - Rick Wise

Rick Wise is a good man.  When we were in high school, my brother Pat talked to Mr. Wise during a game at the Dome and told him we were cousins of his former teammate Cardinals 3rd baseman Mike Shannon.  Rick Wise set us up with tickets for the rest of the series.  He mailed us a bunch of autographs too.  Rick Wise is a good man.  

Fun Facts about Rick Wise

His nickname is the Owl

Rick Wise pitched a no-hitter and hit two home runs in the same game.

I know a guy who worked with Rick Wise when he was a pitching coach in the minors.  Anytime he would see Rick at a bar, Mr. Wise would say "Are you standing around or buying a round?"

It maybe Sept. 7th on your calender, but I declare today  RICK WISE DAY!!!!!!!!!

Have a good weekend and count your blessings. 

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