FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1980'S
#9 GLENN HUBBARD
ATLANTA BRAVES 1978-1987
|Some may scoff at Hubbard's 1984 Fleer|
Card with the snake, but I kind of like it.
Any list of favorite Braves players of the 80's has to have diminutive but hard-nosed 2nd baseman Glenn Hubbard in the top ten. Glenn was a mainstay at second for the Braves for ten years. Though only a .245 hitter during his career with the Braves, Glenn seemed to come up with an awful lot of big hits for the team.
In a game at St. Louis on July 20, 1982, Hubbard hit a three-run homer against the Cards in the first inning staking the team to a 5-0 lead. But Rick Mahler gave up 6 to the Cardinals in the bottom of that inning!. But the Braves rallied in to win in the later innings, fueled by a sacrifice fly by Glenn Hubbard.
Glenn's best statistical year was 1983, when he had career highs in homers (12), RBI's (70) and hits (136).
He spent his last couple of years in Oakland, where he did get to play in a World Series.
Hubbard also spent many years after his playing days as the Braves first base coach.
Totally unnecessary note: Two Atlanta star players of the 80's, Glenn Hubbard and Dominique Wilkins were born in Germany. I think it's safe to say they were both born there just passing through.
|But my favorite card of all-time will always|
be the 1966 TOPPS Don Mossi for obvious