Tuesday, December 21, 2010
2004 Topps Total, Damian Rolls
#657 Damian Rolls
Here is the third and final Damian Rolls card that I got signed at a Kansas City T-Bones game in 2009. You can see the first one here and the second one here.
Damian's Major League career spanned parts of five seasons and all were spent with the Devil Rays. His biggest year was probably 2003 when he had career highs in games played (107), at-bats (373), hits (95), runs (43), doubles (20), home runs (7), and RBI (46). But, in 2004, Damian could not get it going and he spent the entire season in a prolonged slump. He ended the season batting only .162 and the D-Rays released him after the season. That was the last time Damian played in the Major Leagues.
For his career, Damian was a .248 hitter with 53 extra base hits and 73 RBI. He played every position at the big league level except for shortstop, pitcher, and catcher.
I like how Damian is listed as an outfielder on this card, yet he is clearly playing infield in the picture.