Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jim Walewander

Sent: 5/6/10
Received: 6/14/10
Time: 39 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: 1988 Score, 1989 Topps, 1989 Upper Deck
Item Received: 1988 Score, 1989 Topps, 1989 Upper Deck.  All signed in blue Sharpie.

Only in baseball.  In what other sport would an eccentric athlete gain notoriety for his love of the Dead Milkmen?  That was the first thing I ever knew about Jim Walewander, and was my introduction to the Dead Milkmen.  In a way, you could make an argument that this light-hitting, 160 pound backup middle infielder could have been partially responsible for my discovery of punk rock.

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