Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ripping Again... Pack #23 of 1993 Topps Stadium Club

Here we go with the 23rd pack of 1993 Topps Stadium Club…
#705 David Hulse Texas Rangers (Hulse burst on the scene as a rookie in 1993 with the Rangers batting .290 with a homer, 29 RBI and 29 steals while playing an above average centerfield. After his newness wore off he returned to obscurity. Fortunately someone has 8 copies of this card to remember him with)
#646 Joe Magrane St Louis Cardinals (Magrane was a pretty decent arm for the Cards in the 80’s, but more importantly he was part of the Original Devil Rays play by play team)
#717 Paul O’Neill New York Yankees (O’Neill was a batting champ, a 5-time All Star, 5-time World Series champ and he played on the winning side in 3 perfect games. I am pretty sure he is the only player who can make that claim)
#619 Richie Lewis Florida Marlins (Pitchers on expansion teams get a lot of work… Lewis pitched in 57 games in relief for the Fish in 1993 posting a 6-3 record with a 3.26 ERA)
#690 Kirt Manwaring San Francisco Giants
#749 Joe Carter Toronto Blue Jays MEMBERS CHOICE
#649 John Olerud Toronto Blue Jays (1993 was THE YEAR for Big Rude… Of course he won his second straight ring, but he also logged 200 hits, scored 109 runs, drove in 107, hit 54 doubles and won the batting title with a .363 batting average. He also walked 114 times and had a .473 OBP, not too shabby…)
#700 Andy Ashby Colorado Rockies (Ashby was the player to be named later in a deal between the Padres and Rockies. He went to Colorado in July of ’93 and didn’t fare well in the mountain air. He was 0-4 with an 8.50 ERA in 9 starts for the Rockies. He hit his stride in the late 90s in San Diego)
#683 Jim Converse Seattle Mariners (I like to root for short pitchers and Converse was 5’8”, but he was not the exception to the rule. He was 2-11 for his career with a 7.21 ERA)
#709 Dave Nilsson Milwaukee Brewers
#675 Mike Felder Seattle Mariners (Felder played for 10 years in the big leagues and somehow I can’t ever remember seeing him play. I pulled the card, said “Who?” and looked him up and realized he spent a decade in the Majors. Damn)
#743 Charlie Hayes Colorado Rockies (Hayes caught the final out to seal the World Series for the Yankees in 1996. He also committed the error that ruined Terry Mulholland’s perfect game in 1990. Hayes had his best year for the Rockies in their first year. He batted .305 with 25 homers with 98 RBI. He also stole 11 bases and led the NL with 45 doubles. His son Tyree Hayes is a pitcher on the Bowling Green Hot Rods in the Rays organization. He was 7-5 in 2009)
#687 Matt Mieske Milwaukee Brewers
#636 Pete Incaviglia Philadelphia Phillies
Okay, that was pack #23, only ONE MORE left to go from this box! Go Rays! Troll out.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder how many putouts O'Neill had in those 3 perfect games?