Sunday, June 27, 2010

Play at the Plate 22: Sid Bream vs. Mike LaValliere

Today's play at the plate is of the playoff variety. Many of you will remember it and were probably watching it on television.

1995 UD Collector's Choice Best of the '90's Sid Bream

The play is described in detail on the reverse of the card, but basically, it's Game 7 of the NLCS and the Braves are down 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth. David Justice is on third and Sid Bream is on second. Francisco Cabrera gets one of the best pinch hit singles of all-time and Justice scores, followed closely by Bream who slides in safely, beating the tag of LaValliere. The Braves win a thriller and go on to play Toronto in the World Series.

I'm sure we have an Atlanta Braves fan or two that have fond memories of this play. Not so much the World Series against the Jays though.