Saturday, October 19, 2019

Roster Mosaic 1975


  • Graduated from High School in Eugene's Civic Stadium home of the Eugene Emeralds at the time. 
  • Played volleyball for seven straight days (12 hr shifts) on the Eugene Mall
  • Reported to US Navy Boot Camp (did all of the above between June 12 and June 24)
  • Saw my first two Padres games in person, during boot camp.  Big Mac, Willie McCovey played first
  • The Padres under Manager John McNamara went 71-91 for last place in the NL West.
  • Padres played at Jack Murphy stadium.
  • Reported to A School for further training at Great Lakes for the US Navy.
  • Shaved my head for the first time, not a wise idea in November on the shores of Lake Michigan.
  • Have signed cards from 37 of the 38 players the Padres used in 1975, just missing Don Hahn.

1 comment:

Fuji said...

Life Lesson #1975: Don't shave your head in November when stationed on the shores of the Great Lakes.

I'm taking notes Rod :)