Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 Topps Baseball Release Countdown #24


1954 Topps #24 Granville "Granny" Hamner


So, how exactly does one prepare a post for a name like this? Because you know that somewhere someone else has done it- and much better than I could dream of.

Well, let's look at the back of her  his card for something worthwhile, shall we?


'After becoming shortstop at 18, Granny made many errors.'

'He was laughed off the field. Angry and insulted, he wanted to quit'

'But a friendly coach made him keep trying. He improved steadily and in '49 led the league in DPs'

oh, to heck with it...

GO GRANNY, GO GRANNY, GO GRANNY GO!

Granny led the Phils in doubles last year,
Placed 2nd in homers, ribs and total bases
GO GRANNY, GO GRANNY, GO GRANNY GO!

His average was best of his big league career,
In '49 he led his peers in assists.
Then the next year he didn't want to sit
GO GRANNY, GO GRANNY, GO GRANNY GO!

He was a terror in the 1950 Series,
against the damn Yanks, he collected six hits.
Granny be a' hittin' at a .429 clip,
including two dubs and one single trip.

GO GRANNY, GO GRANNY, GO GRANNY GO!




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