Friday, October 8, 2010
2000 Bowman, Rico Washington
#261 Rico Washington
Here is a card that I got signed at the lone Kansas City T-Bones game I attended this season. I had got a few cards signed by Rico at the T-Bones/Wingnuts preseason game earlier in the year, but I didn't get a Pirates card signed. I had a Rico Washington Pirates card with me that day, but when Rico came over to sign, he would not sign the Pirates card because it wasn't him on it. It was Adrian Brown. So, I bought another Pirates card of him and it must not have been an error card since he signed it.
Rico was drafted out of high school by the Pirates in the 10th round of the 1997 draft. He made his minor league debut that summer and it was the first of many seasons spent in the minors. He didn't get a Major League call-up until 2008 when the Cardinals finally called him up.
Rico got into 14 games with the Cards that April. In his short Major League tenure, he went 3-19 with 2 runs, 3 RBI, and 2 doubles.
I can't find any stats for him for 2009, but Wikipedia suggest that he played in Taiwan last season.