Swings and misses

1988 Donruss

Mark Thurmond pitched for eight seasons in the majors. He came up with the San Diego Padres in 1983, then worked for the Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles and San Francisco Giants before retiring in 1990. In 314 games Thurmond went 40-46 with a 3.69 ERA and 21 saves. His best season came for the Padres in 1984 as he won 14 games and helped them reach the World Series. Thurmond pitched in two games of the series against the Detroit Tigers. He was the Game 1 starter but lost to Jack Morris. The Tigers went on to win the series in five games.

1992 Stadium Club

Tim Jones played in 252 games for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1988-1993. He hit .233 with one career home run. Jones best season was his second in the majors as he hit .293 in 42 games in 1989.

Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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