Bobby Grich had the Cantina Lounge across from Cal State Fullerton hoppin' Friday aft.
While sharing his voice with Jeff Biggs and the 830 audience, he recalled:
When he wasn't chatting for the radio, Bobby graciously signed autographs and posed for photos.
It turned into quite a weekend for Grich. The next day, MLB Network showed the Angels-Yankees game of June 17, 1978, when Ron Guidry struck out 18.
Bobby avoided being victim No. 17 in the eighth inning by flying out on a two-strike pitch to Reggie in right. That after Grich fouled a shot through the net behind him and laid off a close pitch.
Leading off the ninth, Dave Chalk, with his drastic choke on the bat, swung for the 17th strikeout. The 18th came when Joe Rudi swung on a 1-2 pitch. The call came Phil Rizzuto on the radio feed: "Holy cow! Eighteen strikeouts!" Natch, Yankee Stadium went nuts.
Don Baylor with a single and Ron Jackson with a fielder's choice kept the Louisiana Lighting total at 18. Hope Bobby was watching.
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