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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Vintage Poster of the Week...

The Red Sox just swept the Yankees so I figured I'd post a vintage Red Sox poster. Mike Greenwell aka "The Gator" played his entire career with the Boston Red Sox (1985-1996). The poster above is called Gator Tough hence the nickname in which he got during his time in Boston, because he wrestled alligators in the off season. Throughout his Red Sox career, Greenwell suffered under the weight of lofty expectations for a Boston left fielder, as since 1940 the position had been occupied by Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and Jim Rice Рall MVP winners, regular triple crown candidates, and members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Although his play rarely reached the level of his predecessors, he provided a solid and reliable presence in the team's lineup for several seasons. greenweel was a 2 time all star and was a leading contender for the AL MVP in 1988, but he lost out to Jos̩ Canseco, who pulled off the first 40 home run, 40 stolen base season in baseball history.

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