Tuesday, April 21, 2009
1989 Topps Major League Debut #50: Chip Hale
Here's our second Twin in a row, this time a far less successful one.
PHOTO: This is also kind of a worthless photo of Hale, but I'm curious about that banner in the background. Does anybody know what it says or which stadium it's from?
STAT: Of Hale's 7 career homers, 4 came off guys who played for the Yankees, although only Scott Kamieniecki was a Yankee at the time of the homer.
Hale has the distinction of being traded from one team to another team after his final major-league appearance. Obviously he was trying to make it back to the big leagues, but after being released by the Dodgers and signing with the Angels, the Angels traded him to the Cardinals in 1998.
Also, not too many guys in history have their two leading positions as DH and 2B.
Not to much else to say about Walter William Hale.