Swings and misses

1989 Topps

Bill Long pitched for six years in the majors, breaking in with the Chicago White Sox in 1985 and finishing with the Montreal Expos in 1991. In 159 games, Long went 27-27 with a 4.37 ERA. He won eight games twice for the ChiSox, first in 1987 and again in 1989. The only other team he played for was the Chicago Cubs in 1990.

1993 Topps

Chris Hoiles spent 10 years catching for the Baltimore Orioles. He played from 1989-1998 and slugged 151 home runs while serving as Baltimore’s primary catcher most of those years. He had his best year in 1993 when he hit .310 with 29 home runs, 82 RBIs and 80 runs scored. Hoiles finished 16th in the American League MVP vote that year. He is a member of the Orioles Hall of Fame.

Published by Chris

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

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