Thursday, September 29, 2016

#581 - Mark Wagner

What a card: This is the final card of Mark Wagner issued during his career. Topps stuck with him a little longer than Donruss and Fleer. Their last card of Wagner came in 1983.

My observation on the front: This is the first time that Wagner appeared as anything other than a shortstop on his card.

More opinion from me: I will always associate Wagner with the Tigers (and a little with the Rangers). This seems odd to me.

Something you might know: Wagner served as the backup shortstop for Alan Trammell for a few years.

Something you might not know: Wagner pitched 1 2/3 innings when the A's were being blown out by the Tigers on Aug. 20, 1984. He came in with the bases loaded in the seventh inning of a 13-1 game. He allowed a sacrifice fly to Dave Bergman, then retired Howard Johnson for the third out. In the eighth, he got Rusty Kuntz to ground into a double play and Johnny Grubb to strikeout. His career ERA is 0.00.

My observation on the back: In reference to the trivia question, one of those guys, Mike Boddicker, never pitched a World Series shutout.

The blog wants to speak now: No it doesn't. Got to get up early. Catch you later.

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