Thursday, July 16, 2009

1994 Fleer Update, Eddie Williams

U-191 Eddie Williams

Here is the second card from the update set that Rod sent me. This card features back-up first baseman, Eddie Williams. Eddie was a promising prospect and even had a 1988 Donruss Rated Rookie card. But, it never came together for him in the Majors and he bounced around from team to team and never played 100 games in a season with any of them.

He had stops in CLeveland, Chicago (WS), San Diego, Detroit Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh. Plus, he played in the minors with the Braves, Brewers, and Twins organizations. At one point, he even played in Japan after the Padres sold him to the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks.

The last season he played in the Majors was 1998. But, he wasn't ready to hang it up just yet. He played until 2002 with some independent and Mexican League teams. He played for Solano in the Western league, Mexico City of the Mexican League, and Sioux Falls and Fargo-Morehead of the Northern League.

So, Eddie deffinitely had a long and interesting career. People from all over got to see him play. I never saw him play, but I have this great card of him to make up for that.

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