This is the fifth part of my new running theme, unimaginatively dubbed 'One and Done'. Here, I focus on cards of Reds players who, whether it be their only year in the bigs or their only year with the club, found themselves on the Cincinnati roster for only one season, yet long enough to sneak onto a card donning the Cincinnati red. That was a very convoluted sentence that I am choosing not to edit.
Today we're looking at 1998 and 1999. These two years featured a massive 21 players (12 and 9, respectively) appearing in their only Reds year. I have 9 of these 21 in my collection, which may not sound like much, but there were some pretty obscure names. I suppose a lot of the roster moves these two years were to clear space for some person named Griffey, or something.
With the Reds: 1998, 81 PA in 26 games, 3 HR, 13 RBI, .219 BA.
With the Reds: 1998, 147 PA in 83 games, 2 HR, 17 RBI, .252 BA.
With the Reds: 1998, 6.0 IP in 1 start. 3 K's, 1.50 ERA, 1-0 record.
With the Reds: 1998, 6 IP in 2 starts, 1 K, 10.50 ERA, 0-1 record.
With the Reds: 1998, 79 PA in 34 games, 3 HR, 7 RBI, .258 BA.
With the Reds: 1999, 96 IP in 19 starts, 51 K's, 5.16 ERA, 6-7 record.
With the Reds: 1999, 77.1 IP in 12 starts, 60 K's, 3.03 ERA, 6-3 record.
With the Reds: 1999, 636 PA in 146 games, 21 HR, 66 RBI, .256 BA.
With the Reds: 1999, 643 PA in 153 games. 45 HR, 118 RBI, .245 BA.
Missing from the collection:
Stephen Larkin (Barry's brother. How is there not a card with these two?)