Monday, March 29, 2010

1989 world series (tim belcher)

tim belcher was the first overall pick in the draft - twice.  first by the twins in the 1983 draft, and then by the yankees in the 1984 secondary draft.  he signed with the yankees, but was chosen by the a's as a free agent compensation pick (for rickey henderson, i believe).  the a's later traded belcher to the dodgers for rick honeycutt.  all of this set up belcher's rookie season in 1988 when he helped the dodgers to the world series, even starting games 1 and 4.

this 1989 o-pee-chee checklist variation is all about game 4
there is no topps counterpart, so here's the o-pee-chee back:
tim had 12 wins and 4 saves in the regular season for the 1988 world champion dodgers, and although he struggled in game 1 (giving up jose canseco's rocket grand slam), he bounced back in game 4 to earn the penultimate victory in the series.

voici à vous, 1989 world series (tim belcher)!

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