Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Twilight Tigers

Going through my old Tigers collections, it appears most of the late 1990s and early 2000s were a final resting place for those stars finishing out their careers.  Many of these guys I collected and enjoyed watching.  Because of the 1994 strike, I walked away from baseball so this is relatively new information to me that the Tigers at one time had these former stars on the roster.  I had been kicking around the title for this post like "We had these guys?"

Rondell was a huge part of the Expos success in the late 1990s, picking up his first full season in 1995 playing in Montreal for eight seasos, He would land with the Cubs, Yankees, Padres, and Royals before finding his was to Detroit for the 2003 and 2004 seasons.  This guy was quick and recall great defense more than the offense, but still, we had this guy?

With the Tigers, Rondell hit remarkably well on a bad (72-90) team ,  .270/19HR & .313/12 HR respectively.  White would head to Minnesota for two more seasons before retiring after the 2005 season.

We had Rondell White? Yeah, right?

Keep it Hot on the Corner, Pat.

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