Aug 3, 2016

The Changing Of The Guard

TV Update
Scranton Sunday Times (August 3, 1986)
Hall Of Fame third baseman Wade Boggs was in his fifth season in baseball when these tv listings were published.  He was making a run at being MLB's first .400 hitter since Ted Williams in 1941.  He finished the season with a .357 average for the 1986 AL Champion Red Sox.

The cover story begins by saying that the future will look back at the 1986 season as the changing of the guard in Major League Baseball, and the author of this article wasn't wrong.  It was the season that saw the young core of the New York Mets come from behind to win the World Series, and the season when Pete Rose recorded his last hit and Bo Jackson hit his first home run.