Keep in mind that after you’ve nodded off, you’re technically speechless.
The 1962 Mets had two pitchers named Bob Miller – one righty and one lefty…
Both Bob Millers ended their career with the Mets; Lefty Robert G. Miller (card on the right) after 1962, and Righty Robert L. Miller (card on the left) in a second stint with the Mets after 1974.
In all, there have been four Bob Millers to play in the Majors.
As long as I’m posting this 1974 Bob Miller card, and as my original post about it was 4 years ago when I had three readers (as opposed to the 15 or 16 I have today), this Bob Miller card is interesting because you can tell from the guys behind him that he was a Pirate when the photo was taken, but his collar is airbrushed red and black. Well, in between the Pirates and Mets, Bob pitched for the Padres and Tigers… so I’m thinking they at least started to airbrush him into a Tigers uniform, and then realized they had to make him a Met instead.
The 2000 Mets had two pitchers named Bobby Jones – one righty and one lefty…
In all, there have been four Bob/Bobby Jones to play in the Majors.
Sparky Anderson’s craggy face and white hair made him seem ancient to me when I was a kid in the 1970’s…
…But the truth is that he was no more than 43 years old when this photo was taken! (And current-day, 51-year-old me says “Well, shoot, he doesn’t look THAT old…”)
The New York Islanders currently play in Brooklyn, which is geographically on the western end of Long Island. The Islanders’ logo features a “map” of Long Island which reflects what people think of as “Long Island”: the two counties (Nassau & Suffolk) east of the New York City line. The upshot of all this is that when the Islanders moved to Brooklyn, they essentially moved out of their own logo!
Just for fun — and because I was procrastinating something I really should’ve been doing instead – I created a version of their logo which has been “extended” to include their new home.
I’ll wrap up with another “insane fact” about the logo… The top of the “I” in “ISLANDERS” points to the location of its original home, the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY.