Thursday, April 2, 2009
1989 Topps Major League Debut #30: Drew Denson
PHOTO: This guy looks pretty tough, and pretty serious. Not to be confused with the much-more-famous-but-just-as-unsuccessful-at-the-major-league-level Drew Henson.
STAT: The back of the card doesn't tell you about his first major-league plate appearance. All he did was come up as the go-ahead run with 2 outs in the 9th inning against Mark Davis, who would go on to win the Cy Young award that year.
Denson gets a 2 instead of a 1 because after his cup of coffee in 1989, he fought back to the majors in 1993 with the White Sox. Sure, he got only 5 PAs, but that must have taken some serious determination on his part.