George Bell: My Player

blue jaysI'm featuring 1988 Topps Cards featuring members of my beloved Blue Jays that are featured on this blog.

I've told this story before, but I'm going to share it again. As kids, my brothers and I "owned" Blue Jays. We each had a primary player and a secondary player. When our player got a hit, we got the high five as if we had accomplished the feat. When our player grounded into a double play, we got the beats.

My player was #11 George Bell. In 1984 while Jesse Barfield was hitting 40 dingers, George Bell hit 26 and stole my heart. Steve had Barfield and I had Bell. Ryan, he was an Ernie Whitt freak.

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Buffalo Boy Mike

Mike, My favorite too man, the day he left for Chicago, I was lost for a while man. I loved watching George at the plate.

August 6, 2008 @ 10:46 PM


Jesse didn't hit 40 until '86, which led the AL, I believe.

I'll always have a soft spot for our one and only (to date) MVP winner, though.

August 7, 2008 @ 12:16 PM


I met George in the Red Lobster once, when I was 11, in Tampa, during Spring Training. He let me sit at the table and everything.
Too bad his eyes and knees gave out so quickly:(

August 8, 2008 @ 3:48 PM

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