Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo already won the NL manager of the year award last November, now he wins the Old Baseball Cards award for iron stomach.
On this week’s episode of our weekly baseball nostalgia series, Lovullo goes where no person has gone before on our show: HE ATE THE GUM.
As we opened a pack of 1987 Topps, Lovullo asked to eat the 30-year-gum and you can hear the crack of it when it hits his teeth. Stick around for his review of the old gum, plus great stories about John Kruk, Jack Clark and a player who loved his chicken wings.
If you’re new to this series, we open old baseball cards from the junk wax era with notable baseball people — coaches, players, famous fans. It started with cards my grandma bought back in the day and that had been sitting in my garage for years. They’re not worth much, but they’ve proven priceless as muses for storytelling. Check out some of our fantastic previous episodes below:
Previously on Old Baseball Cards
MUST-SEE EPISODES: Pedro Martinez | Bronson Arroyo | Eric Davis | Dusty Baker | Hank Azaria | Alex Rodriguez | Scott Boras | A.J. Ellis | Bernie Williams | Chase Utley | John Smoltz | George Brett | Best trades of 2017 | Best finds of 2017 | Best Guests of 2017 (Part 1) | Best Guests of 2017 (Part 2)
CURRENT PLAYERS: Curtis Granderson | Noah Syndergaard | Kyle Hendricks | Clayton Kershaw | Todd Coffey | John Axford | Dee Gordon | Adam Eaton | Rajai Davis | Brad Ziegler & Tyler Clippard | Buster Posey, David Price & Anthony Rizzo
STARS FROM BACK IN THE DAY: Frank Thomas | Sandy Alomar Jr. | Delino DeShields | Cliff Floyd | Dan Plesac | Aaron Boone | Bobby Bonilla | Andre Dawson | Ivan Rodriguez | Jack Morris | Jeff Nelson | Mark Teixeira
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