Monday, March 7, 2011
One of my favorite Dodgers as child was Pedro Guerrero. He was the power hitter of my youth, the guy I loved to watch play everyday. In 11 seasons as a Dodger, Pedro batted .309, hit 171 homeruns and knocked in 585 runs. Eric Stephen of True Blue LA took a look at Pedro's years in LA, it's a great read. You can check out his article here.
Pedro, who had drug and alcohol problems, was arrested and later acquitted on drug conspiracy charges in 2000. Last year his name popped again when he said he was a changed man and he wanted to return to the game. Maybe we'll see Pedro back in Dodger blue one day.
For now, I would like to show Pedro Guerrero's autograph. This is a 2004 Upper Deck Legends Timeless Teams auto, 1980 Dodgers #181. In 1980, Pedro played every position except catcher and shortstop. The card has him listed as an outfielder, but it looks like he's playing thirdbase in the picture. He's also got that great fu manchu mustache.