Thursday, January 15, 2015

2002 Bowman, Brent Clevlen

#BDP49 Brent Clevlen

Here is another card that I got signed at a Wichita Wingnuts game. This one features the former Tiger and Brave, Brent Clevlen. Brent spent three out of the past five years playing in Wichita and was a key part to last seasons American Association championship team. He signed this card for me before a game in 2013. The sig got smudged a bit from his sweat, but it didn't turn out horrible.

Brent was drafted out of high school by the Tigers in the second round of the 2002 draft. He progressed through the Tigers minor league system and made his Major League debut in July of 2006. He had quite a game in his debut, going 2-3 with a walk, double, two runs and an RBI against Twins starter, Johan Santana. Three days later, he hit his first Major League home run, a solo shot off of Rays reliever, Travis Harper. He added another solo home run later that game. After his first three games, Brent was slugging 1.500.

Brent came back to reality after that super start he had and ended up finishing the season with a .282 average with 3 home runs and 6 RBI. Though the Tigers went to the World Series that season, Brent was not on any of their playoff rosters.

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