Wednesday, December 2, 2009
1997 Bowman, Joe Long
#152 Joe Long
He is a Padrograph from Joe Long. Joe made 8 relief appearances for the Padres in 1997. He pitched 11 innings and gave up 10 earned runs. He struck out 8, but he also walked 8. He had 1 wild pitch, gave up 1 home run (to Chris Widger), and hit 1 batter. But, he didn't have any balks.
That was the only taste of the Big Leagues that Joe ever got. He spent the next two years playing AAA for the Expos and Pirates. He played for Newark, of the Atlantic League, in 2000 and then hung them up after that season.
This card would have been a really good looking card if Topps would not have put the flag on it backwards. Good job, Topps.