My Opinion of Dave Kingman

 

Kingman.jpgToday is a very memorable day in the history of Tommy Lasorda.  On May 14, 1978, we were playing the Cubs and Dave Kingman hit three home runs and drove in eight runs as the Cubs went on to beat us 10-7 in 15 innings.

After the game, a reporter named Paul Olden shoved a microphone in my face and asked me what my opinion was of Kingman’s performance.

The rest is history.  I’m sure you have heard the recording of the “interview.”

5 Comments

We all have those days! lol!

Julia
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I remember what you said Tommy, but I can’t write it here.

I remember what you said Tommy, but I can’t write it here.

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I will always remember that game as I was the guest batboy for the Cubs during their homestands that year. Every time the Cubs brought in a new pitcher (in the extra-inning game), I had to go out onto the field and retrieve the relief pitchers warmup jacket. My relatives watched me on WGN! I even had a two-minute conversation with YOU, Tommy! GO DODGERS!

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