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1995 HEADLINE: Reds’ Tom Browning Visits Wrigley Rooftops During Game

1995 HEADLINE: Reds’ Tom Browning Visits Wrigley Rooftops During Game

On this day in 1995, Tom Browning left a game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs while the game was still going on.  In fact, he left during the third inning!!

Where did he go, you ask??  Well, he went where everyone wanted to be – The rooftops!  Browning exited Wrigley Field, walked across the street, and proceeded to the rooftops of the buildings behind the outfield wall to experience the game from that vantage point.  And he did all of this while wearing his Reds’ uniform!!!

Truly amazing!  Truly unprofessional!  Truly hilarious!

Brownings’ manager, Davey Johnson, was waiting for him.  And when he got back, Browning received a $500 fine.

Of the incident, Browning says, “If I was the manager, I’d fine me, too,” he said. “But it was done strictly in jest, for fun. You have to enjoy the game.”

1995 HEADLINE: Reds’ Tom Browning Visits Wrigley Rooftops During Game

1995 HEADLINE: Reds’ Tom Browning Visits Wrigley Rooftops During Game

On this day in 1995, Tom Browning left a game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs while the game was still going on. In fact, he left during the third inning!!

Where did he go, you ask?? Well, he went where everyone wanted to be – The rooftops! Browning exited Wrigley Field, walked across the street, and proceeded to the rooftops of the buildings behind the outfield wall to experience the game from that vantage point. And he did all of this while wearing his Reds’ uniform!!!

Truly amazing! Truly unprofessional! Truly hilarious!

Brownings’ manager, Davey Johnson, was waiting for him. And when he got back, Browning received a $500 fine.

Of the incident, Browning says, “If I was the manager, I’d fine me, too,” he said. “But it was done strictly in jest, for fun. You have to enjoy the game.”

You Really Can’t Blame Tom Browning…

You Really Can’t Blame Tom Browning…

On this day in 1995, Tom Browning left a game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs while the game was still going on.  In fact, he left during the third inning!!

Where did he go, you ask??  Well, he went where everyone wanted to be – The rooftops!  Browning exited Wrigley Field, walked across the street, and proceeded to the rooftops of the buildings behind the outfield wall to experience the game from that vantage point.  And he did all of this while wearing his Reds’ uniform!!!

Truly amazing!  Truly unprofessional!  Truly hilarious!

Brownings’ manager, Davey Johnson, was waiting for him.  And when he got back, Browning received a $500 fine.

Of the incident, Browning says, “If I was the manager, I’d fine me, too,” he said. “But it was done strictly in jest, for fun. You have to enjoy the game.”

You Really Can’t Blame Tom Browning…

You Really Can’t Blame Tom Browning…

On this day in 1995, Tom Browning left a game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs while the game was still going on.  In fact, he left during the third inning!!

Where did he go, you ask??  Well, he went where everyone wanted to be – The rooftops!  Browning exited Wrigley Field, walked across the street, and proceeded to the rooftops of the buildings behind the outfield wall to experience the game from that vantage point.  And he did all of this while wearing his Reds’ uniform!!!

Truly amazing!  Truly unprofessional!  Truly hilarious!

Brownings’ manager, Davey Johnson, was waiting for him.  And when he got back, Browning received a $500 fine.

Of the incident, Browning says, “If I was the manager, I’d fine me, too,” he said. “But it was done strictly in jest, for fun. You have to enjoy the game.”

 

You Really Can’t Blame Tom Browing…

You Really Can’t Blame Tom Browning…

On this day in 1995, Tom Browning left a game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs while the game was still going on.  In fact, he left during the third inning!!

Where did he go, you ask??  Well, he went where everyone wanted to be – The rooftops!  Browning exited Wrigley Field, walked across the street, and proceeded to the rooftops of the buildings behind the outfield wall to experience the game from that vantage point.  And he did all of this while wearing his Reds’ uniform!!!

Truly amazing!  Truly unprofessional!  Truly hilarious!

Brownings’ manager, Davey Johnson, was waiting for him.  And when he got back, Browning received a $500 fine.

Of the incident, Browning says, “If I was the manager, I’d fine me, too,” he said. “But it was done strictly in jest, for fun. You have to enjoy the game.”

1991 Upper Deck Baseball – Pack Break #4

I bring you the fourth of six packs of 1991 Upper Deck baseball cards that I ripped through this morning…

Notable – Tom Browning, Ellis Burks, Ozzie Guillen, Robby Thompson, Sandy Alomar Jr.

Pick Of The Pack – Rafael Palmeiro – Team checklist

What Ever Happened To Tom Browning???

Tom Browning put together a very solid 12-year professional baseball career.  11 of his 12 years were played with the Cincinnati Reds and he tallied 123 wins and 90 losses.  Browning’s career was capped by 3 very special moments:

1 – During his first full season in 1985, Browning finished in 2nd place for the Rookie of the Year award and in 6th place for the Cy Young award.  In that ’85 season, Tom started 38 games while winning 20 and losing just 9.  His ERA that year was 3.81 and he struck out 155 batters.

2 – Tom Browning is a member of the Cincinnati Reds’ World Series championship team from 1990.  In that 4-game sweep of the Oakland A’s, Browning picked up a win helping the team win the title and make history with one of the greatest upsets in World Series history.

3 – Tom Browning threw a perfect game on September 16, 1988.  No hits, no walks, no base runners.  Browning was indeed perfect and I still remember watching the highlights of that game some 20+ years later.

Since retiring from the game, Browning has authored a book appropriately titled – ‘Tom Browning’s Tales From the Reds’ Dugout’.  He has also been hired on to be a pitching coach for the Carolina Mudcats, a AA affiliate of Cincinnati Reds.

In late-March of 2009,  Tom Browning was arrested for missing child support payments. 

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15 TTM Autograph Attempts Are Out In The Mail…

Now that my Spring Training attempts at TTM are over, I wanted to jump right into the regular season.  I probably won’t send out a lot to active players but there are a ton of veterans still hanging out around the league disguised as coaches, announcers, and managers.  You better believe I am going to go after them with some gusto.  I’ve also got a nice stack of former Cubs that I want to try to get autographs from as well.

So here is my first attempt for some ‘regular season’ autographs.

The guys – Tom Browning, Damon Berryhill, Scott Sanderson, Ken Holtzman, Don Zimmer, Greg Gagne, Dan Gladden, Doug Dascenzo, Cris Carpenter, Terry Steinbach, Billy Hatcher, Jim Presley, Tommy Hutton, Cookie Rojas, and Dave Martinez.

As always, I will be sure to post my successes with you as they roll in.  And pics too of course!!! 

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Busting Open A Pack Of 1990 Donruss – Pack 1

I received 4 packs of 1990 Donruss in the contest I won on the Autographed Cards blog.

Here are the results from Pack #1

Mark Gubicza, Ron Robinson, Kevin Mitchell, Tom Browning, Mauro Gozzo, Will Clark, Luis Aquino, Lenny Dykstra, Gary Pettis, Mark McGwire, Bill Doran, Lee Mazzilli, Lee Smith, Mike Devereauz, Ryne Sandberg, and Les Lancaster

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