A life cut short

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, when the Topps Company would present three players side by side on a card as a team’s “face of the future,” the players usually turned over from one year to the next. If there was another holdover prospect from one year to the next, I’m not aware ofContinue reading “A life cut short”

Madlock took it away

1976 was the first full year that I considered myself a Cubs fan. Watching the games on WGN every afternoon was something of an elixir for the eight-year old that I was at the time. The games were always in the sunshine at Wrigley Field, and the away games must have happened, but they wereContinue reading “Madlock took it away”