Wednesday, September 11, 2013

1981 Donruss, Dave Rader

#512 Dave Rader

Here is the second card of Dave Rader that I sent out this past November. The first one was posted about nine months ago and it can be seen here.

There really isn't much to say about Dave that wasn't said in the first post about him. I will say, though, that Dave's tenure in Boston lasted just one season and he made the most of it. He only got into 50 games with the Sox, but he hit a robust .328 which is 70 points higher than his career average. Plus, over a quarter of his hits were for extra bases and he walked a few more times than he struck out. He finished the year with a .802 OPS, which was about 200 points higher than his career total. That just happened to be the final season that he played in the Majors. Had Billy Beane been a GM back then, he surely would have gotten another look with the A's.

Anyone notice that the Royals are still in the hunt with just two and a half weeks to go?


'81 Donruss Tracker: 156/100

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