Tuesday, June 29, 2010

1990 don slaught

free agent don slaught signed with the pirates prior to the 1990 season. here is his 1990 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
it's hard to believe that going from the yankees to the pirates would actually improve one's chances at reaching the postseason, but such was the case in 1990. while the yankees went 67-95 (last in the al east) to miss the postseason for the 9th straight year, the 1990 pirates won the nl east by 4 games.

as half of the pirates' catching platoon with mike lavalliere, slaught hit an even .300 with 4 home runs and 29 rbi in 84 games helping the pirates reach the playoffs. making his second postseason appearance (the 1984 royals lost in the alcs), slaught went just 1 for 11 in the 4 nlcs games in which he played. slaught would return to the postseason with the pirates in 1991 and 1992, but would not advance beyond the lcs in either year.

voici à vous, 1990 don slaught!

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