Wednesday, June 17, 2009

1990 Phillies Team Issue #16 Nick Leyva MG

Four years ago today, a monumental event occurred. On this day in 2005, this personalized Nick Leyva card from Jenna's collection officially became part of my (excuse me, Our) sprawling Phillies baseball card collection.

Nick managed the Phillies from 1989 until his firing 13 games into the 1991 season, when he was replaced by Jim Fregosi. He was only 35 when he was tabbed to manage the Phils. (35 is a very good age.) The Phillies Encyclopedia sums up Nick's tenure as the team's skipper best, stating his "term as manager of the Phillies was short, not so sweet, and a little bit like a car trying to run without the use of all its cylinders."

At least he took the time to send his best wishes to Jenna. Happy anniversary Jenna - from both Nick and me!

1 comment:

Matt Runyon said...

Happy anniversary!