Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The First Rip (of many) Today! Pack #21 of 1994 Pinnacle Series 2

Ripping ahead on to pack #21 of 1994 Pinnacle Series 2. Here is what we got!
#308 Paul Sorrento Cleveland Indians (Sorrento went to the Twins from the Angels as part of the Bert Blyleven trade. He never cracked the starting line-up, but did collect a ring for the ’91 Series. The following spring Sorrento was traded to the Indians and took over as their full-time first baseman in 1992. He averaged 19 homers a year for the Tribe before signing with Seattle in 1996. In 1998 he signed with the expansion Devil Rays and was their original designated hitter. He hit 17 homers for the inaugural D-Rays. He retired after the 1999 season)
#301 Jim Deshaies Minnesota Twins
#353 Ramon Martinez Los Angeles Dodgers (Kodachrome! You give us those nice bright colors, the greens of summer; you make all the world a sunny day)
#340 Johnny Ruffin Cincinnati Reds
#496 Ellis Burks Colorado Rockies
#497 Karl Rhodes Chicago Cubs
#315 Robby Thompson San Francisco Giants
#437 Jon Ratliff Chicago Cubs MUSEUM COLLECTION (More Dufex technology wasted on a bust draft pick. The Cubs made Ratliff their first round pick in 1993 and he spent 5 years in their minor league system. His minor league career totaled 11 seasons, his big league career lasted 3 pitches for the Oakland A’s in 2000)
#313 Stan Javier Oakland A’s (1994 was Javier’s 3rd stop with Oakland. He won a World Series there in 1990 and spent a total of 7 years there, but the highlight had to be getting to wear the Oaks throwbacks)
#288 Charlie Hough Florida Marlins (The knuckler in action)
#322 Jose Rijo Cincinnati Reds (Shown without the super soaker)
#434 Wayne Gomes Philadelphia Phillies
#374 Dave Stewart Toronto Blue Jays (Beware the man in the hat)
#412 Mark Hutton New York Yankees
#447 Mark Lemke Atlanta Braves (I can hardly believe that this is the first appearance of the Lemmer! The Braves grabbed Lemke in the 27th round of the 1983 draft. After 8 years in the minors he was the Braves second baseman and he led (?) them to 4 NL Pennants and 1 World Championship. After 10 years as a Brave he spent part of a season with the Boston Red Sox and then in 1999 joined the Northern League’s New Jersey Jackals as knuckle ball pitcher. He was 5-1 in 5 starts, totaling 33 innings. He abandoned the experiment after he gave up 8 runs in 2 innings in his first start in 2000)
Okay, pack #21 down… Only 3 more to go and 1994 Pinnacle is done and over with! I am gonna try and finish this box off TODAY-keep on checking back! Go Rays! Troll out.


  1. Lemmer for Governor!

    that's pretty good, 5-1 in 5 starts.
    hard to do actually.

  2. He had a really ERA, BUT he only yielded 3 homers in 33 innings and he WON. How bout we start with Lemmer for city council?

  3. Hough doesn't look right in that Florida uni.