Wednesday, June 18, 2014

#302 - Tim Corcoran

What a card: This is Tim Corcoran's first Topps card since the 1981 set. Corcoran had spent a lot of time in Philadelphia's minor leagues after being picked up as a free agent in 1982.

My observation on the front: The extra space above Corcoran's helmet kind of bugs me.

More opinion from me: I think we took mustaches like that for granted back in the 1980s. We shouldn't have.

Something you might know: Corcoran was a role player during his nine years in the majors. He made his debut with the Tigers in 1977. Three other Tigers who made their debut that same year are a little more well-known -- Jack Morris, Lou Whitaker and Dave Rozema.

Something you might not know: As an Angels scout, Corcoran won the club's "scout of the year" honors in 2000. Perhaps Corcoran's most notable signing was pitcher Tyler Chatwood, who now plays for the Rockies.

My observation on the back: That's a lot of T's.

The blog wants to speak now: The News category is updated.


jacobmrley said...

I told my brother and his wife, who both have names that start with M that if they named their daughter something that starts with M I would disown them. I have no idea if I turned the tide, but the alliteration stopped there.

Jeff said...

The Tigers had a shortstop debut in 1977 too.

night owl said...

The list I consulted omitted Trammell, I think because he never played for Jim Leyland in the minors.

MoltenLava said...

The last two stat lines are noteworthy. .341 is quite robust for 200+ AB's. And the incalculable batting average from the prior year is always interesting.