Tuesday Throwback: Fred McGriff Fully Endorses Tom Emanski And His Videos

In honor of baseball being back, today’s Tuesday Throwback is one that was shown for a long, long time. If you’ve watched ESPN in the last 25 years (especially late night), you probably have seen “Major League superstar” Fred McGriff’s commercials for Tom Emanski’s Defensive Drills video. They debuted in 1991, when McGriff played on the San Diego Padres, and aired basically unchanged (except sometimes updating what team McGriff was playing on) for years. The ads became fodder for many a SportsCenter anchor snarking about shoddy fundamental play. And let’s not even get into Crime Dog’s goofy cap. But I guess they worked. You don’t win back-to-back-to-back AAU championships without having good fundamentals.


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31 year old guy. Into sports, pop culture, advertising, and trivia among other things.

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