Thursday, November 06, 2008

1991 Pacific Senior Baseball

Some time ago, I posted a pack of 1991 Pacific Senior League cards (here). I still had a couple of these sitting around, so I thought I would throw up another pack. I think you may recognize some of the folks in here:

The first scan (above) includes the pack this time (I forgot it last time). See the pastel purple and green with bright yellow and red? Yeah, it hurts my eyes, too. We have Leon Roberts (Pride) who played 11 seasons in the Bigs with the Tigers, Astros, Mariners, Rangers, Blue Jays and Royals. He was an outfielder who found himself standing on the mound for the Royals in 1984. His 1 inning netted him a (gulp) 27.00 ERA. Ouch. Frank Riccelli (Tropics) played for the Giants and Astros in the 70's (three total seasons). He had an overall 3-3 record with a 4.39 ERA.

The scan above shows Joel Youngblood (Sun City Rays) whom I remember from the Mets, though he also played for the Reds, Cardinals, Expos, and Giants during his 14 years in the majors. I have to say, he does not look 40 in that picture. Next is Mickey Mahler (Explorers). Mahler enjoyed eight seasons in the majors, playing for the Braves, Pirates, Angels, Expos, Tigers, Rangers and Blue Jays. He was arookie the same as Jack Morris. Seem to be a lot of pitchers in this pack. Bobby Tolan (Pelicans) had a 13-year career (beginning in 1965) in the MLB. He worked for the Cardinals, Reds, Padres, Phillies, Pirates, and then for the Padres again.

Lenn Sakata (Pride) began his MLB career in 1977 with the Brewers and ended in 1987 with the Yankees. He also played for the Orioles and the A's, and ended his carer with an overall .230 avg. Dyar Miller (Sun Sox) enjoyed a 7-year run in the majors playing for the Orioles, Angels, Blue Jays and Mets. He had a respectable 3.23 career ERA by the time it was all said and done. Third in this group is Jim Marshall (Sun City Rays) played from 1958-62 with the Orioles, Cubs, Giants, Mets and Pirates. He played all over the outfield and when he wasn't doing that, he played first base.

Dan Boone (Explorers), who is descended from the Daniel Boone, and thus perhaps was a member of the most appropriate team for a senior player, pitched in the majors in 1981 and 1982 for the Padres and Astros. Then, in 1990, he came back to pitch for 9.2 innings in four games for the Orioles. Joe Pittman (Pelicans) played major league ball from 1981 to 1984 with the Astros, Padres and Giants.

Rounding out the pack, we have Alfie Rondon (Tropics) found himself in the senior league without ever playing in the majors. In his 1990 rookie year, he had only 1 error and batted a .356 average in 43 games. Last in the pack, we see Kim Allen. Allen played in 1980-81 for the Mariners. Ironically, his overall average for his two seasons was: .222...

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