Monday, August 28, 2017

#696 - John Rabb

What a card: This is John Rabb's second and final Topps card. He first appeared in the 1984 Topps set.

My observation on the front: That is a hopeful expression on Mr. Rabb's face. I can tell it's spring training.

More opinion from me: Gotta love the helmet.

Something you might know: Rabb was a backup catcher for the Giants and was groomed to succeed Bob Brenly as the starter, but hitting in the majors was a problem for Rabb.

Something you might not know: While playing for the Mariners in 1988, Rabb was suspended indefinitely by major league baseball for failing to comply with Commissioner Peter Ueberroth's new drug-testing program. Rabb wouldn't play in the majors again, moving on to the Mexican League for two seasons.

My observation on the back: Matt Stairs now holds the record for career pinch-hit home runs with 23. Cliff Johnson finished his career with 20.

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

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