Monday, June 15, 2009

Kirt gets his Dessert

I did a post not too long ago about Mark Grace, Hairstylist.

In a recent Zistle chat session one of the guys (gritz76, from Project '62) made the connection to the 1993 Upper Deck Mark Grace card (card # 573).

I don't know what the outcome of this play was, but I'm guessing that Mark Grace didn't forget what happened a few years earlier.

UPDATE: Looking at, I see that the Cubs and the Giants played each other in two series at San Francisco in 1992. I'm making some assumptions. The photo for the 1993 UD is not Wrigley Field. In those two series, Mark Grace only crossed the plate twice. The first time was on Sunday, May 17th. He scored in the third inning off of a Dawson single. The second time was on Thursday, August 20th. He scored, again in the third inning, off of a Dawson double. It doesn't look like Manwaring is challenging him at the plate. It could have been either of those games. The Cubs won both of them.

In the 1991 Score photo, evidence would point to this being the game played in Chicago on Friday, July 20th, 1990. In that game Grace tried to score from second off of a Dawson single in the sixth inning. Chicago won that game.

Disclaimer: 1993 UD image swiped from an ebay auction.


  1. That's pretty cool. You don't see that very often.

  2. I decided to track down the games independently without reading your post again (fortunately, my memory is failing at an ever increasing rate, so I didn't remember what you wrote the first time).

    After going through it, I came up with same conclusion you did. The 1991 Score photo is definitely from the sixth-inning play in the July 20th, 1990 game. Grace is OUT!

    And I came up with the same two games from the 1993 UD cards -- May 17th and Aug. 20th. I can't really figure out which one it is. Manwaring kind of looks like he's looking toward 3rd, but in both instances there was something going on at 3rd base on the play.

    On May 17th, Sandberg got thrown out at 3rd by the left fielder as Grace was crossing the plate. On Aug. 20th, Dawson advanced to third on the throw. Perhaps, since Manwaring doesn't look like he is anywhere close to receiving a throw, it is the May 17th game, since the throw on that play was definitely going to 3rd base.

    Anyway, that's what I came up with.

  3. Mark and Kirt had a real feud going on, at least on baseball cards! Check out 1994 Score #344, and the two are in another collision!

    Mark made many appearances on other people's baseball cards. You can see them at my website