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Digging through my Baseball Cards

By September 28, 2011 No Comments

 

  1. Kenny Lofton, O-Pee-Chee Premier 92′ – This was Lofton’s second year in the majors. His rookie year he only hit .203 with no HR’s or RBI’s with the Astros. He was traded to the Indians for Eddie Taubensee and Willie Blair.  I bet the Astros wish they had that trade back.
  2. Bill Spiers, Score 92′ – You know you are a quality player when your card shows you laying down a bunt. In 99′ with the Astros Spiers was attacked by a fan while standing in the outfield before the 6th inning. Mike Hampton came to the rescue and “delivered several kicks to the attacker”. Spiers was also a punter while at Clemson.
  3. Ivan Rodriguez, Leaf 93′ – In 92′ Pudge was the youngest player to play in baseball. He’s currently 64 years old and still on a major league team. Amazing.
  4. Benito Santiago, Fleer Ultra 93′ – Always a favorite of mine because of the sweet Oakley’s that he always wore. Santiago hit the first home run in Marlins history.
  5. Randy Velarde, Score 93′ – Velarde and Tony Phillips were the only players in the AL to play six positions in 92′. When you hit .257 for your career (up to that point) with the power of Jose Lind you have to play everywhere because your bat is pretty worthless. In 2000 with the A’s he turned an unassisted triple play (the 11th in MLB history).
  6. Mike Pagliarulo, Upper Deck 92′ – He was a career .232 hitter that was a poor man’s Randy Velarde. According to baseball reference similar players to him are Vince DiMaggio, Ed Spargue, and Scott Spiezio.
Rob Cressy

Rob Cressy

Sports loving free throw specialist and yinzer living in Chicago who is awesome most of the time, has run with the bulls in Spain, and is a graduate of Second City's Improv program.