Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Old Times at the Comiskey Park

Today, another one of my old pictures taken during my teenage years.  The camera was bad, the image is grainy, but the meories are great.
What do I know about this picture?  I know the batter is Joe Charboneau, the 1980 AL Rookie of the Year.  Charboneau was drafted by the Phillies, but made the majors with the Cleveland Indians.  Unfortunately, Charboneau's major league career lasted only three seasons.
The rest of the info is questionable.  I wrote "1981" on the back of the picture.  However, on the same page, I had a picture of the Sox scoreboard erupting with fireworks.  On the back of that picture, I wrote that it was from a homerun by Harold Baines.
If the two pictures were from the same game, it could not have been 1981.  In fact, it would have only been from one game and that was in 1980. My only problem with that (aside from the "1981" part) is that the player on deck would have to be Bo Diaz.  Although the picture is fuzzy, I swore it was Duane Kuiper.
So my conclusion is that the picture was taken in 1980 or 1981.  The reference to a homerun by Baines might have been a mistake.  That's about as definitive as I can get.
Joe Charboneau in Comiskey Park in Chicago, IL-Summer 1981.

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