Originally posted on A Red Sox Fan From Pinstripe Territory  |  Last updated 12/23/11
I was looking through some old Bobby Valentine articles, and came across this one from 1999, which saysValentine recalled being credited with a double when he hit a popup down the right-field line that bounced off the back of the first baseman's head.He was talking about Candlestick Park. So I went and, skeptically, looked for the play. Sixty seconds later I had discovered that Bobby Valentine never hit a double in Candlestick Park in his entire career. Never reached on an error there either. There were a few singles to right, but no game stories from the time talked about this head-ball double. (I also checked home games against the Giants with no luck--but the whole point of his story was the wackiness of Candlestick Park.) So I think we know who really has the head injury here.(I will admit that there's a chance the writer of the article could have gotten the quote wrong, but come on.)******Yesterday I forgot to include a link--the one of Bob McClure and Jim Gantner playing a dic...
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