Saturday, December 19, 2009

1998 Bowman, Kevin Nicholson



#338 Kevin Nicholson

Here is another Padrograph from Rod. This one features Kevin Nicholson. Kevin got into 37 games for the Padres in 2000 and he hit .216 with 1 home run. The homer was off of Ron Villone.

Kevin was a first round pick of the Padres in 1997. He quickly moved up through the ranks and was in the Majors in 2000. Unfortunately, that was his only taste of big league action. He spent the next four seasons in the minors with the Padres, Rockies, Cardinals, and Pirates organizations.

In 2004, his last season of affiliated baseball, this Vancouver native represented his country in the Athens Olympics. Canada finished fourth after losing the bronze medal game to a Japanese team that included Kosuke Fukudome, Kenji Jojima, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and Hiroki Kuroda. That was Canada's first and only appearance in the Olympic tournament.

Kevin spent 2005 and 2006 with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League. Those would be his final two seasons of professional ball.

I have one more '98 Bowman card coming up tomorrow. So far for this set, I have had two from the Collective Troll and two from Padrographs. Whose is going to take the fifth and final game tomorrow?

1 comment:

paulsrandomstuff said...

Nicholson was one of my favorites when he played for the Somerset Patriots. He was the best shortstop in the league in 2005.