Kurt Suzuki is currently my favorite player... but he's not my hero. Neither was Tony Gwynn, Rickey Henderson, or Greg Maddux. That title has always been reserved for my father:
1993 Bowman #702
He motivated all of us to persevere and never give up. If we started something it was important to follow through and finish it.
1988 Donruss #625
1992 Upper Deck #85
Most importantly... my father taught us the importance of having character, honoring the family name, and learning from our mistakes in life.
1982 Fleer #640
Thank you for everything Pops! You might not catch like Kurt... or hit like Gwynn... or steal bases like Rickey... or throw a ball like Maddux... but you're a hero in my book.
Happy Sunday and sayonara!