Originally Posted by pedro
Paul Householder was going to be the next Ken Griffey.
I always thought he was going to be the next Mickey Mantle, and it might have been Sparky who said it after seeing him as a very young player in ST one year.
* I cannot find any reference to Sparky saying that about Householder, though he was always talking big about the young guys in the minors. Sparky did hang the "next Mickey Mantle" noose around Kirk Gibson as a young guy, and Gibby struggled with that for some time.