Tag: San Diego Padres

Brief Baseball Bios – Earl Wilson

While the 1960 Topps baseball set is rightly better known for a much more valuable Red Sox rookie card in Carl Yastrzemski, another Boston rookie card also deserves attention: that of starting pitcher Earl Wilson. The right-handed Wilson actually didn’t start off that well in his two first two Major League Baseball stints in 1959 […]

Brief Baseball Bios – Greg Maddux

Not much more can be said about legendary pitcher Greg Maddux, who was a shoo-in for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014, which was his first season of eligibility. To say he’s a paragon of pitching excellence would be an understatement. His career Wins Above Replacement (WAR) total of 106.8 ranks 25th on Baseball-Reference […]

Junk Wax Baseball Dynasty – Randy Ready and His Magical 1987 Season

In Junk Wax Dynasty, we look at Major League Baseball players from the “Junk Wax” era of baseball cards and find the hidden gems from 1987 to 1993. For this installment, we take a look at the career year of a San Diego Padres utility player by the name of Randy Ready. How many Randy […]

Brief Baseball Bios – D’Angelo Jimenez

D’Angelo Jimenez was an infielder who played in the Major Leagues from 1999 to 2007 for several different teams. He began with the New York Yankees and moved on to the San Diego Padres when he was traded for reliever Jay Witasick in late June 2001. Witasick had a poor ERA, but strong peripherals for […]

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