Swings and misses

1985 Topps

Chuck Porter pitched for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1981-1985. In 54 games he went 13-13 with a 4.14 ERA. He won six games and had a 3.87 ERA in 1984, which was his best year in the majors.

1989 Donruss

The brother of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Billy Ripken spent 12 years in the majors, playing for the Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers. In 912 games he hit .247 with 20 home runs. His best year came in 1990 when he hit .291 for the Orioles.

1993 Upper Deck

An all-star in 2000, Mike Bordick enjoyed 14 seasons in the majors, hitting .260 with 91 home runs while playing for the Oakland A’s, Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays from 1990-2003. Bordick hit .285 with 20 home runs, 88 runs scored and 80 RBIs in 2000, which he split between Baltimore and the Mets. He played in three games of the 1990 World Series for Oakland, but did not get an at bat. He was back in the World Series in 2000 with New York and had one hit in eight at bats. Unfortunately for Bordick, his team lost both times he appeared in the Fall Classic. He is a member of the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame.

Don Sutton is not signing at this time. Dave Hollins asked for $10 and returned our letter. Kevin Bass asked for $12 and returned our letter. Our letters sent to Bobby Brown, Bryan Harvey, Jamie Moyer, Fred Manrique and Mike Morgan were returned with bad addresses.

Published by Chris

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

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