Friday, May 21, 2010

1988 alfredo griffin

alfredo griffin. making his second appearance on the blog this week, was part of the big three-team deal between the a's, dodgers and mets that saw bob welch, matt young, jay howell, jesse orosco, kevin tapani and a couple of other players switch teams. griffin, of course, went from the a's to the dodgers. here's his 1988 o-pee-chee card.
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
with the dodgers, griffin underperformed in 1988. he played in only 95 games that year, the first time he had played in fewer than 100 games since becoming a regular in 1979, due to a broken hand suffered in may after being hit by a dwight gooden pitch. for the season, griffin hit just .199 and then did even worse in the postseason, hitting .160 and .188 in the nlcs and world series, respectively. still, he won his first world series ring with the dodgers that year, and he went on to play in la for 3 more seasons. he returned to toronto after the 1991 season, and was a part of both of the blue jays' world champion teams. in fact, griffin's career ended in the on deck circle of the skydome when joe carter hit his series winning home run off of mitch williams.

voici à vous, 1988 alfredo griffin!


  1. He was(and still is) a fan favorite here in Toronto. He had some good years here. Interesting fact, he is the only player to be on 3 losing no-hit teams.

  2. I meant on the losing teams of 3 perfect games