Wednesday, January 19, 2011

1989 Donruss, Pascual Perez

#248 Pascual Perez

Here is another non-Padre that was sent my way by Rod, of Padrographs, recently. This one features the former Pirate, Brave, Expo, and Yankee, Pascual Perez.

Pascual pitched in the Majors for parts of eleven seasons. He made his lone All Star team in 1983 as a member of the Braves and he ended up finishing the season with a 15-8 record and a 3.43 ERA. The 15 wins was a personal best for him.

He also had a couple of really good seasons for the Expos at the end of the '80s. In 1988, he posted a career best ERA of 2.44 in 27 starts. Then, in 1989, he recorded a career high 152 strikeouts.

Following that season, he signed a big contract with the Yankees. But, he only made 17 starts over a two year period before being suspended for a year for violating MLB's drug policy. He never pitched in the Majors after that.

The autograph on this card and the one on the card posted on Pascual's Baseball Almanac page look completely different.


Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Didn't he have a gold tooth that was prominently featured in a few late 80s cards?

zman40 said...

That does sound familiar, but you can't see it on the '88 Donruss card that Baseball Almanac has on his page.