Sunday, March 30, 2014

TTM Goodness: Four from the 80's

Bill Scherrer was drafted by Cincinnati in 1977 and debuted for them in 1982, pitching in 124 games over three seasons. He was traded to Detroit mid-1984 and would pitch for them in their World Series win that year. He would come back to Cincy in 1987 for 17 games and would finish his career with brief stints in Baltimore and Philadelphia. Scherrer won two more World Series' as a scout, once for the Marlins and once for the White Sox. Signed is a 1984 Donruss #203.

Joe Nolan was drafted by the Mets in 1969 and debuted for them in 1972. He spent a few years with the Braves then came to the Reds in 1980. In 1981 he famously replaced Johnny Bench behind the plate in the twilight of his career. After two seasons with the Reds he finished his career with 4 years in Baltimore, which included a World Series win. Signed is a 1981 Topps #149.

Rafael Landestoy was drafted by the Dodgers in 1972, debuting for them in 1977. After four years in Houston, he came to the Reds in 1981, playing in 92 games over three years. He would spend two more years with the Dodgers at the end of his career. Landestoy is currently the coach of the Tigres de Licey in the Dominican Republic. Signed is a 1983 Fleer #595.

Kelly Paris was drafted by St. Louis in 1975 and would debut with them in 1982. He would then spend his only year with the Reds in 1983, batting in 56 games. Paris would play 24 more big league games for the Orioles and White Sox before retiring in 1990. Signed is a 1984 Donruss #384.

Go Reds.

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