Cards from the Diamond

by on October 1, 2009

1975 Topps | Burt Hooton | Chicago Cubs | Baseballisms.comKnow this Legendary Game? | Guess in the Comments | Baseballisms.comEach day we feature something from our collection of childhood bubblegum memories.  For those who remember them, these baseball cards have their own stories to tell.

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1975 Topps

  • paulproia

    I remember Burt throwing a no-hitter in his first start of 1972… It was maybe his fourth professional start, the league had missed a few days due to a work stoppage. Then, later that year, I saw him hit a grand slam off of Tom Seaver in a game the Cubs won 18 – 5.

    He threw what was called a knuckle-curve ball.

    He's a minor league pitching coach, I think – and I'd love to interview him and write an article on his career.

  • http://befluid.com joemagennis

    Paul .. I obviously put Burt into this slot for you!

    It was great to have you on to talk baseball and about your book. I
    think it turned out great. We have to do it again!

    As we say all the time around here .. Hit it Hard Somewhere!

    Joe

  • paulproia

    I remember Burt throwing a no-hitter in his first start of 1972… It was maybe his fourth professional start, the league had missed a few days due to a work stoppage. Then, later that year, I saw him hit a grand slam off of Tom Seaver in a game the Cubs won 18 – 5.

    He threw what was called a knuckle-curve ball.

    He's a minor league pitching coach, I think – and I'd love to interview him and write an article on his career.

  • http://befluid.com joemagennis

    Paul .. I obviously put Burt into this slot for you!

    It was great to have you on to talk baseball and about your book. I
    think it turned out great. We have to do it again!

    As we say all the time around here .. Hit it Hard Somewhere!

    Joe

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