Ron Gant was one I've had for close to 20 years. I saw that Gant works in TV in Atlanta and was a great TTM signer, so I dug up the photo, sent it to him, and was pleased to get it back quickly. Gant played for eight teams over 16 years, spending the first seven of those years with the Atlanta Braves. For Cardinals fans like me though, he is perhaps best remembered for the two home runs he hit off of former teammate Tom Glavine in game three of the 1996 NLCS, the highlight of his three seasons wearing the Birds on the Bat.
I was thrilled to get this one back from one of the greatest third basemen of all time! Brooks Robinson was a 15-time All Star and a 16-time Gold Glove Award winner. Robinson's Hall of Fame career was of course filled with amazing performances, but the highlight would have to be his performance in the 1970 World Series. Brooks hit .429 with two home runs and six RBIs in leading the O's to a dominant 4-1 Series win over the Reds. That combined with spectacular defense throughout the Series (including his iconic play against Lee May in game one) earned him the Series MVP.
In a post a couple weeks ago, I mentioned Tony Pena. He played in 74 games for Pittsburgh between 1980 & 1981, coming into his own for the Pirates over the next five years. During that span, he was a four-time All Star and a three-time Gold Glove Award winner. After leaving Pittsburgh with a .286 career batting average, he would play for five different teams over the next eleven years, winning just one more Gold Glove and being named to only more All Star team, compiling a .239 batting average over that span.
a previous post with his regular card, but today we feature his All Star card and his card from the Traded set.
The eight-time All Star team, six-time Silver Slugger, and three-time Gold Glove Award winner played for seven teams over 19 years. Much like Pena though, his greatest success and longest stay was with his first team, which for Parrish was the Detroit Tigers.