Saturday, July 1, 2017
1985 Topps, Tim Wallach
#473 Tim Wallach
Here is the third and final card that I got signed by Tim Wallach in Kansas City in 2014. Tim was the bench coach for the Dodgers at the time and I was able to get him outside of the ballpark when he arrived. You can see the first card that I posted here and the second one here.
Tim had quite the run with the Expos. He played with them for thirteen seasons and racked up 204 home runs and 905 RBI. Over that time, he won three Gold Gloves and made five All Star teams. Baseball Reference still lists him as the fifth best player in Expos/Nationals history with a WAR of 36.
His best season came with the Expos in 1987. That year, he had career highs in average (.298), home runs (26), and RBI (123). He lead the league with 42 doubles and finished fourth in the MVP voting.
Tim is still the franchise leader in games, at-bats, hits, total bases, RBI, and doubles. He is probably going to get passed up by Ryan Zimmerman in most of those categories this season, though.