Saturday, August 28, 2010

1988 matt young

it's matt young week here on oh my o-pee-chee!  here's part 2.

the dodgers sent matt young to the a's in a december three-way deal with the mets.  here's his 1988 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
that trade was a big one that paid off for all three teams as they all made the postseason.  the dodgers acquired jay howell, alfredo griffin and mike davis from the a's and jesse orosco from the mets.  the mets acquired jack savage, a young kevin tapani and wally whitehurst, while the a's got young and bob welch.  sadly for young, he sat out the entire year with an injury.  to make matters worse, the a's released him after the season ended.  a couple of months later, however, the a's re-signed him, and he helped them win a world championship in 1989.  he didn't pitch in the sweep over the giants, but he did appear in one game of the alcs that year.  don't worry, though, young was on the move again for the 1990 season...

voici à vous, 1988 matt young!

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