Friday, December 25, 2009

1998 Pacific Online, Greg Myers

#645 Greg Myers

Here is a Padrograph from Rod. This one features Greg Myers on a Pacific Online card. This is my only card from that set and I know nothing about them. I don't know if they were available online or if they are called that because of the web address that were printed on the top. It is hard to believe that in 1998, just over ten years ago, the internet was still a relatively new thing.

I remember Greg Myers, but mostly just by name. I was shocked when I looked at his stats and saw that he played in the Majors for parts of 18 seasons. Throughout his career, he was primarily a backup catcher. There were only three seasons when he appeared in over 100 games. He spent time with the Blue Jays, Angels, Twins, Braves, Padres, Orioles, and A's. He appeared in two World Series games with the Padres in 1998 and four more with the Braves the following year. He was 2-10 in the two Series with one RBI.

2003 was his last full season in the Majors. That year, he appeared in 121 games (a career high) and he hit .307 with the Jays. That was the only time he ever hit over .300. He only appeared in 14 more games the following two seasons. He didn't play in the minors at all during that time, so I can only guess that he must have been hurt.

Still, I think that it is pretty cool that he had a career year in '03 at the age of 37. He had career highs in every major offensive stat except for doubles and triples. He is a career .255 hitter and without his 2003 stats, his career average probably would have been under .250.

I hope that everyone is having a great Christmas!!


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!

I've wondered about those Pacific Online cards since I first saw one... what kind of page did you get if you typed in the link?

They seemed to include a bunch of obscure players, too.

zman40 said...

I typed and it did not exist.

Do you have any idea if these things were distributed packs or not?