Player O The Week: Skip Jutze 1978
September 21st, 2008 @ 1:46 am by Cliffe | Sorted Old Sport |
I know this isn’t directly Mariner related, but they are playing the last game today at Yankee Stadium
before it is torn down. I grew up on the east coast going to games at the 85-year old “House That Ruth Built” and wondered why in the world this wasn’t a protected historic landmark. Turns out, the 1970′s got it
(alternate article here
). The Stadium’s 74-75 renovation has been called “unsympathetic.” The Yankees themselves have never asked for a landmark designation because to people like George Steinbrenner, profit will always trump history.
Now with that bit of negativity out of the way, let’s check out our Vintage Seattle Player O The Week: Skip
Jutze. He was part of the first Mariners season of baseball in 1977 and is known for having hit the first grand slam in M’s history. (Hard) Hats off to you, Skip.
| Skip Jutze, Seattle Mariners, Catcher, Topps, 1978.