Friday, January 28, 2011

1990 Topps, Marty Pevey

#137 Marty Pevey

Earlier this week, I posted a signed card of Paul Zuvella and I referred to Paul as "somewhat obscure". Well, if Paul was only somewhat obscure, I would call Marty full-blown obscure. The reason for that is because Marty's Major League career lasted all of thirteen games.

Marty was drafted in the 19th round of the 1982 draft by the Twins. He appeared in 24 games for their Appalachian League team and was hitting .284 when he got released. He sat out the rest of the year before getting picked up by the Cardinals for the '83 season. He stayed in the Card's organization through 1987 before getting traded to Montreal prior to the '88 season. He split his first season in the Expos system between AA and AAA before getting his lone call-up early in the '89 season.

At the Major League level, Marty hit .220 with two extra-base hits and three RBI. He had nine hits, eight strikeouts, and no walks.

For some reason, he missed the 1990 season. But, he was back in '91 and he went on to play in the minors until 1995.

Since his playing career has been over, Marty has spent a good amount of time coaching. He was a base coach for a few years for the Blue Jays and he is currently the manager of the Cubs Midwest League team, the Peoria Chiefs.

This card was given to me by Rod, of Padrographs.

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