Tuesday, May 1, 2012
2006 Topps 52, Tim Hamulack
#158 Tim Hamulack
Here is the third and final Tim Hamulak card that I got signed in Des Moines, Iowa in 2009. In fact, I got this card signed the same day that I got yesterdays card signed. The only difference is that yesterdays card was signed between games of a doubleheader while this card was signed prior to the first pitch of the first game. And by prior to the first pitch, I mean about two minutes before the first pitch while Tim was sitting in the bullpen. You can see the first Hamulack card that I posted here and the second one here.
Tim pitched in the Major Leagues for parts of two seasons. He got called up by the Mets in 2005 and pitched 2.1 innings of relief over 6 games and allowed 6 earned runs, including 3 home runs. That was good for a 23.14 ERA. The next year, he got called up by the Dodgers and he fared a little better that time. That season, he logged 34 innings over 33 games and kept his ERA down to 6.35. It's not wonderful, but it was definitely better than the previous season. To date, that has been the extent of his Major League experience. The one bright spot of his Major League line is that he has 36 strikeouts in 36.1 innings.
Tim has pitched in the minors since then, splitting last season between the Red's AA team in Carolina and Lancaster of the Atlantic League. I don't see Tim with an affiliated team right now. So, if he pitches this season, he will likely start out in an independent league.