Gerald Young

1988 Topps

Young played in 640 games for the Houston Astros, Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals from 1987-1994. He had a fine rookie season for Houston, hitting .321 with 26 stolen bases in 71 games. He finished fifth in the National League Rookie of the Year vote and appeared to be on his way to a fine career. However his average fell to .257 in his sophomore campaign, which saw him steal 65 bases but also lead the NL in caught stealing with 27. Young repeated this dubious distinction the following year as he was caught stealing 25 times, while swiping 34 bases. His average dropped to .233 in his third year and continued to fall in subsequent seasons. Young posted a .246 lifetime average with 155 stolen bases and three home runs.


Young is notable as the first person born in Honduras to reach the majors.

Gerald Young – career stats 

1989 Upper Deck

Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, punk rocker ... I am actually in the (a) Hall of Fame. They said to never trust anyone over 30 and now I am so far past that point, spinning aimlessly and still trying to figure out my place in the world.

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