Tuesday, May 23, 2017

#662 - Mike Heath

What a card: Mike Heath played in a career-high 140 games in 1984. After spending the first six years of his big-league career in a platoon role, he was a regular starter in 1984 and 1985.

My observation on the front: That catcher-third base-outfield position designation isn't one you see often.

More opinion from me: Heath started out with the Yankees but played with the team just one year before being traded (in the big deal that sent Sparky Lyle to the Rangers for Dave Righetti). I always liked it when players "broke free" from The Bronx.

Something you might know: Heath is probably most remembered for his time with the Tigers in the late 1980s. He hit a home run against the Twins in the 1987 ALCS and was known as possessing one of the best catching arms in baseball.

Something you might not know: Heath's financial advisor was former Tigers teammate Dave Bergman, who died in 2015.

My observation on the back: The newest major league stadium at the time of this card doesn't exist anymore. Neither does the Kingdome. And the Astrodome, pardon the expression, is a shell of its former self.

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