Thursday, January 22, 2009
1992 Classic/Best, Tim Garland
#222 Tim Garland
Here is another player that never made it to the Majors. Unlike the previous two that I have shown who didn't make it, Tim Garland didn't even get close. His first pro season was 1989. By 1992, he was still playing A ball. I don't know if he wasn't very good or if he got hurt all the time, but he never played in more than 71 games in a season. After 1992, he was out of baseball until 1996. In 1996, he went back to A. In 1997, he stole 85 bases for the San Jose Giants. Then, in 1998, he had finally made it to AA. He was probably the oldest player in the league. He played in AA in 1999, too. After that, he was out of baseball again until 2003. Then he reemerged in the independent Atlantic League. 2004 was his last season playing, for now.
I got this card signed last summer in Lancaster, California. Tim was the hitting coach for the Stockton Ports.
Looking at his stats from the year before this card came out, I am surprised that he even got a card made of him at all.