Imagine you're behind-the-wheel of a modified DeLorean packed with a plutonium-fueled flux capacitor that makes time travel possible. You turn the key. Punch June 1, 1987 into the time indicator. Step on the gas. Reach 88 mph and 1.21 gigawatts. And vanish into an alternate dimension leaving behind a trail of fire, an upset group of Libyan terrorists and a wild-haired Christopher Lloyd.
In your return to the decade dominated by ambiguous glam rockers, Swatch watches and overly flamboyant baseball jerseys (Remember Mike Scott in those hideous rainbow orange Astros stripes?), you notice something peculiar about America's pastime – coaches actually encourage players to steal. Great Scott! What a concept!
It was 20 years ago that Vince Coleman surpassed the century mark in steals for the third time in his career and the last time by a player in a season. That year, the Cardinals speed demon tallied a drop-jaw 109 stolen bases. Amazingly, 57 others swiped a minimum of 20 bases – a farceRead More »from Speed-O-Meter