Monday, July 14, 2014

1978 All Star Game Honorary Captains: Eddie Mathews & Brooks Robinson

It's the All Star break and time to add to my collection of All Star Game Honorary Captains.

In 1978 Eddie Mathews was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He was also selected to represent the National League as Honorary Captain at the 1978 All Star game in San Diego. Mathews was the only player to play for the Braves in Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta and hit 493 of his 512 home runs in a Braves uniform.

The American League Honorary Captain was Brooks Robinson. "The Human Vacuum" had just hung up his cleats following the 1977 season. Robinson was a first ballot Hall of Famer with 92% of the vote in 1983.

1 comment:

  1. My friends and I used to call this set Script, or Shield when we were deciding what year to trade that day. Nice work here