Daily Archives: December 12, 2009

1986 Fleer Darryl Strawberry

1986 Fleer Darryl Strawberry

Darryl Strawberry is tall.  Officially, he is 6′ 6″.  Due to the photographer’s camera angle, he looks to be 9′ 6″.

1986 was an incredible year for Straw!!  He hit just .259, but it was his consistent display of power hitting and speed on the base paths that made him a supreme offensive threat.  With 27 home runs and 28 stolen bases, Strawberry was a ‘instant offense’ kind of player.  He also scored 76 runs in 1986 while driving in 93.

His great contributions on the field led to the Mets winning the World Series.  In the 7-game series, Darryl crushed 1 home run, stole 3 bases, and scored 4 times.

Straw 86F

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #24

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #24

1981 Topps – Card #479 – AKA – ‘The Tim Raines Rookie Card’

Tim Raines – This 7-time All-star and consistent MVP threat was a solid 5-tool player.  Raines’s specialty was stealing bases(he ranks 5th all-time), but his game was so much more than that.  ‘Rock’ scored 1,571 runs during his 23-season career.  He collected 2,605 hits.  He knocked in 980 runs, primarily as a lead-off hitter.  And he also won a World Series title in 1996 with the New York Yankees.

Roberto Ramos – Ramos played 6 seasons in the big leagues, including 2 separate stints with the Expos.  He complied a .190 batting average and had 44 hits in 103 career games.  In total, Ramos has 16 career hits: 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, and 11 singles.

Bobby Pate – Pate’s major league career lasted just 31 games.  A minor league professional, Pate was drafted in 1972, but did not debut in the majors until 1981.  In total, Pate amassed 12 career hits and 5 RBI.   He left the sport in 1981 after playing in just eight games.