Monday, March 28, 2011

Random Phillies cards of the Week

1976 Topps #586 Ron SchuelerSchueler was a reliever and spot starter for the Phillies from 1974 through 1976. He had a 16-20 record with 4 saves with the Phillies. He was sold to the Twins before the 1977 season.

1988 Fleer #316 Rick ShueShue was signed by the Phillies as a free agent in 1980. He broke into the majors in 1984. He was a third baseman and was ultimately looked on as Mike Schmidt's eventual replacement. It didn't work out that way and in March 1988 he was traded in a blockbuster deal to the Orioles with Keith Hughes and Jeff Stone for Mike Young. OK, maybe it wasn't a blockbuster deal.

1992 Score #568 Danny CoxCox was signed by the Phillies in December 1990 and was 4-6 for the Phillies in 1991. He was released after a 2-2 start in June of 1992. You may remember that the Phillies were 70-92 that year. If you couldn't make it with that team you may not have been able to make it anywhere. But he was picked up by the Pirates and finished the 1992 season with them, going 3-1. He was signed by the Blue Jay in 1993, and pitched 3.1 innings in 3 games against the Phillies in the 1993 World Series, giving up 6 hits and 3 runs.

2008 Topps #532 Tim LaheyYou'll be excused if you don't remember this guy with the Phillies. He was a 20th round draft pick by the Twins in 2004. According to the back of this card, he was claimed of waivers by the Phillies in December 2008. He started the 2008 season in the Phillies bullpen but on April 5th, he was designated for reassignment, and reclaimed by the Twins. He did not appear in any games for the Phillies. A few years ago, Major League Baseball said that baseball cards could only have a Rookie Card designation if the player had actually appeared in a major league game. Again, according to he has not appeared in the majors. This picture is probably from a 2008 spring training game.

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