Rochester Red Wings Programs of the Past: 1989

In 1988, the Rochester Red Wings won the Governor’s Cup championship under the helm of Johnny Oates and a team that included young guns like Steve Finley (would lead the league in batting, Pete Harnisch and Craig Worthington (who would be that year’s IL MVP) as well as veterans like Dale Berra and Jerry Narron, all while dealing with plenty of movement between AAA and the Orioles, who were infamously in the middle of their worst season ever. And while they lost a AAA championship with the American Association champion Indianapolis Indians, it remained the Red Wings’ first IL title since 1974.

So, it makes sense that that would be on the front of the following year’s program. Oh, it’s sort of bland, but it gets the message across: The Red Wings were defending champions!

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Now, this program I have is a bit beaten up, and is missing a few pages, but most of it is intact, so go below the jump to read about what was in the 1989 Red Wings program, and click on any picture to make it bigger:

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Baseball Card Haiku Project #4: 1989 Topps David Wells (Glossy 1988 Rookies Card)

In which I write Haiku-style poetry about a potpourri of baseball cards I found in a value pack. Because, well, it’s my blog.

1989 Topps David Wells (Glossy 1988 Rookies Card)

DwellsTopps88RookiesCompletely forgot

that he started as a Jay

I feel great shame now.

The Baseball Card Haiku Project #3: Jim Leyland, Topps 1989

In which I write Haiku-style poetry about a potpourri of baseball cards I found in a value pack. Because, well, it’s my blog.

1989 Topps Jim Leyland

89YoungLeylandPiratesCardYoung Mister Leyland

Managing the Pitt Pirates

Has a mustache, too.

The Baseball Card Haiku Project #1: Cap’N Crunch Kirby Puckett

So, earlier today I found this pack of assorted baseball cards. I, of course, decided that I needed to do something.

I, for some reason, decided that the best way to do this would be to write Haiku-style poetry about it. Because, well, it’s my blog.

So, here we go:

1989 Topps Cap’n Crunch #20 Kirby Puckett

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There you are, Kirby.

No Twins logo has your hat,

No licensing deal?