Friday, February 14, 2014
1988 Topps, Don August
Here is the second card of Don August that I got signed through the mail in 2012. I sent him his '85 Topps USA card and I threw this card in with it just because I had it.
Don's big league career spanned parts of four seasons, all with the Brewers. He was mainly used as a starter and he reached double-digit wins in each of his first two seasons. His best season was his rookie campaign where he went 13-7 with a 3.09 ERA.
For his career, Don was 34-30 with a 4.64 ERA. He struck out 181 batters while walking 158. Yikes.
Don was a first round draft pick by the Astros out of Chapman University. He was traded to the Brewers in '86 when the Astros were making their playoff run. They needed some pitching help and sent off their prospect for Danny Darwin. Darwin did real well down the stretch and pitched in Houston for four more years.