In doing some reading on players i came across Bill Madlock…… And i have to say this guy was a “Maddog” on the field. Madlock also had a fiery temper, and was involved in several incidents that exemplified it…..In 1980 Madlock’s average dropped to .277 as the Pirates finished third in the National League East, eight games behind the eventual World Champion Philadelphia Phillies. For Madlock, the season became infamous for an incident during a May 1 game against the Montreal Expos at Three Rivers Stadium. Madlock poked umpire Jerry Crawford in the face with his glove after being called out on strikes with the bases loaded. National League President Chub Feeney fined Madlock $5,000 and suspended him 15 games. Madlock appealed the suspension and remained in uniform before finally serving the suspension on June 6, after National League umpires threatened to eject him from every game he tried to play in.As a player, Madlock was ejected from 18 games.
But he was a 3 x All-Star, MVP of the 1975 All-Star Game, a World Champ in 79′ and Led the National League in battin average in 1975, 1976, 1981 and 1983…..So this is why i taught i pick up a few of his cards to have in my collection….
Next up…..Al Oliver 🙂 Wicked Out!!!!