Saturday, January 25, 2014

TTM Goodness - More from the 80's

These TTM's all came back to me in June. That's how far backed up I am. So here's a big ol' post of five 1980's Reds generous enough to bust out a sharpie.

Skeeter Barnes was born in Cincinnati, played college ball for the University of Cincinnati, was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 1978, and made his debut for Cincinnati in 1983. He played in 353 major league games in nine seasons and played in a whopping 1633 minor league games in 15 seasons. For the Reds, he hit in 52 games over three seasons. Signed is a 1985 Donruss #530.

Charlie Puleo pitched in 180 games in his 8 year career. He was traded to the Reds in 1983 for Tom Seaver, sending the Hall of Famer back to the Mets. Puleo garnered 7 wins for the Reds in 28 appearances in 1983 and 1984. Signed is a 1983 Topps #549.

Brad Gulden played for 6 teams in his 7 year career, including 107 games for the Reds in 1984. Gulden was traded from the Yankees to the Mariners for Larry Milbourne and a 'player to be named later'. One year later that 'player to be named later' turned out to be Brad Gulden, making him one of four players in history to be traded for himself. Sweet. Signed is a 1985 Topps #251.

Sheldon Burnside pitched in 19 career games over three seasons, the first two with Detroit, and his final year with the Reds. In 4.2 innings of work in 7 games for the Reds in 1980, Burnside gave up only one earned run and went 1-0. Signed is a 1981 Fleer #221.

Pat Pacillo was drafted by the Reds in 1984 and debuted with them in 1987. His entire two-year career would be with Cincinnati, pitching in 18 games in '87 and '88, going 4-3. Pacillo was also on the 1984 USA Olympic Team with future major league teammate Barry Larkin. Signed is a 1987 Topps Traded #93T.

Go Reds.

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