Saturday, December 26, 2009

Breaking Wax, Pack 7 of 1994 Pinnacle Series 2

It’s been a couple of days since I tore up any 1994 Pinnacle, so I am gonna get down to it… This is pack #7 for those of you keeping track… No Hall of Famers, but two of the busiest pitchers of All Time make appearances again, here we go!
#296 Jeff Gardner San Diego Padres (Tony Fernandez and his hair are OUT at second!)
#494 Brian Harper Milwaukee Brewers (Harper was the catcher on the ’91 WS Champion Twins-he hit .381 in Series that year)
#289 Alex Fernandez Chicago White Sox (Fernandez was coming off his best season ever-he was 18-9/3.13 ERA for the Sox in ’93-he also went entire season without committing an error)
#473 Jesse Orosco Milwaukee Brewers (I didn’t even realize that the Brewers were one of the 9 teams that Orosco played for… He spent 3 seasons of his 24 year career in Milwaukee and was really effective. His numbers as a member of the Brew Crew: 9-7, 3.74 ERA, 9 saves, 143 Ks in 134 innings)
#320 Andre Dawson Boston Red Sox (The Hawk!)
#455 Mike Lansing Montreal Expos (Lansing stole 23 bases as a rookie in ’93)
#396 Dave Statton San Diego Padres (Played a total of 46 games for Padres between ’93 and ’94)
#368 John Franco NY Mets (Franco is 4th All Time with 424 saves)
#441 Phil Leftwich California Angels (No relation to Byron Leftwich, but won about the same amount of games…)
#448 Tim Wakefield Pittsburgh Pirates (Wakefield was just a baby in ’94-a 28 year old knuckleballer for the Bucs. He was 6-11 with a 5.61 ERA in ’93)
#281 Lou Whitaker Detroit Tigers (Lou was the ’78 Rookie of the Year and in 19 seasons never played a position in the field other than second base)
#431 Marc Valdes Florida Marlins (Made 3 starts for Florida in ’95, gave up 11 runs in 7 innings) #519 Jody Reed Milwaukee Brewers (3 Brewers in one pack)
#534 Mike Kelly Atlanta Braves (The Rays traded Dmitri Young for Kelly before their Inaugural season. Kelly spent just one year with Rays-hit 10 homers in 106 games)
Okay, another 14 card pack posted. Many more to rip, many more to scan and post…

1 comment:

  1. Mike Lansing and Mike Kelly. Hmmmm... not a great pack for me.