Sunday, January 3, 2010

Still Rippin'-Pack #13 of 1994 Pinnacle Series 2!

Moving on up to pack number 13 of 1994 Pinnacle Series 2…This will be a quick rip because I am very cold and very tired…Here is what we got:
#356 Pedro Munoz Minnesota Twins
#394 Jim Edmonds Rookie Prospect California Angels (In his best season in the minors (’92) he hit 14 homers, but in the majors he hit 42 bombs for the Cardinals and did it twice… He hit 42 in both 2000 and ’04)
#365 Kevin Rogers San Francisco Giants (Was 2-4 in 74 games for the Giants from ’92 till ’94-no relation to Kenny Rogers (either one))
#523 Shawon Dunston Chicago Cubs (I love this pic!!! The ball going through the umps legs… Dunston only played in 7 games in ’93, but he batted .400 and was a perfect 2 for 2 with RISP. Shawon was the first pick in the ’82 draft and had a long and respectable career. He finally made it to the World Series in his 18th season with the Giants, but lost to the Angels in ’02)
#277 Greg Olson Baltimore Orioles (Speaking of first rounders, Olson was the 4th player chosen in the ’88 draft, in 1989 he won Rookie of the Year honors (5-2, 1.69 ERA, 27 saves and 90 Ks) and was an All Star the following year… Over his 14 year career Olson had 1 hit in 4 at-bats. The hit was a 2 run homer in ’98)
#459 Ed Sprague Toronto Blue Jays (Ed was a baseball legacy-his Dad, Ed, was a pitcher from ’68-’76… Ed Jr. won a pair of rings with the Jays)
#401 Ross Powell Cincinnati Reds
#381 Scott Sanders San Diego Padres
#424 Troy O’Leary Milwaukee Brewers (I love spring training shots of prospects with high numbers! O’Leary signed with the Brewers as a 17-year-old and spent 8 years in the minors before the Brewers gave up on him and the Red Sox claimed him off waivers before the ’95 season where he hit .308 from all 3 outfield spots)
#538 Kelly Stinnett New York Mets (Stinnett spent 14 seasons in the big leagues as a back-up catcher)
#514 Dave Valle Boston Red Sox (Valle hit .138 in 30 games for the Sox in ’94 and then was traded to Milwaukee for Tom Brunansky)
#508 Dave Henderson KC Royals (Henderson was a World Series winner in ’89 and All Star game starter in ’91-1994 was his first season with KC and the final season of his career)
#376 Doug Strange Texas Rangers (1993 and ’94 were Strange’s only two seasons in Texas where he filled in as a super utility guy)
#530 Tim Hyers San Diego Padres (Hyers batted .217 in 133 games over parts of 4 seasons in the big leagues)
We have officially passed the halfway mark on this box, woo hoo! I would love to get wordy, but it is f-ing cold out here! The next "from home" post will include the stats (number of cards pulled) for each team so far... Troll out!

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