Saturday, February 28, 2009
#75T Joey Meyer
Meyer has been captured here in all his meatball glory, looking quite hefty as he lunges for the pitch. I guess Meyer was given card #75 because he had a bunch of success in the majors in 1988, at least producing a fair number of runs in a little over half a season. Meyer got only 53 more games in the majors after that, though.
The quote on the back, from an anonymous teammate, has GOT to be a dig at Meyer, suggesting that he couldn't play defense.
By the way, I once saw a Denver Zephyrs game at Mile High Stadium and saw the star marking the massive home run mentioned on the back of the card.
Best word on the back? "Monstrous."
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There were a lot of guys in that era that had "great DH tools." I'm thinking of guys like Fat Joey Meyer, Fat Larry Sheets, Pete Incaviglia, Fat Cecil Fielder and Fat Jim Traber. Shame that Joey couldn't keep up with these other guys.ReplyDelete