Monday, March 30, 2015

#395 - 1984 United States Baseball Team: Mike Dunne

What a card: Mike Dunne is the third player in this set so far who made the major leagues. He played for five seasons between 1987-92.

My observation on the front: Mike is having a friendly chat with a teammate or coach.

More opinion from me: So. Many. Dugout. Shots.

Something you might know: Dunne finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year voting to the Padres' Benito Santiago in 1987.

Something you might not know: Dunne was drafted by the Cardinals and traded to the Pirates in the deal that brought Andy VanSlyke to Pittsburgh for catcher Tony Pena. The traded happened on April Fool's Day and Dunne, who was a Cardinals fan growing up, thought it was a joke when he was traded. Dunne said the Pirates had a choice of him or Cardinals pitcher Joe Magrane and the Pirates chose him.

My observation on the back: The Central Illinois Collegiate League was a wooden bat summer league. It merged with the Prospect League in 2008.

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1 comment:

Dave said...

Is that Mark McGwire in the background?