Thursday, April 30, 2009

1989 Topps Major League Debut #66: Jeff King

Jeff King

PHOTO: I like the action running shot, although King doesn't look to be legging it out. Looks more like he's running half-speed on a groundout.

STAT: Since 1989, King is one of just 4 guys to play at least 400 games at both first base and third base. If you can name the other three, you are truly awesome at baseball trivia.

CAREER: 4/10

King is viewed as a disappointment for a few reasons:
  • He was not the kind of big masher fans like to see at either 1B or 3B.
  • He was a part of the Pirates' tams that lost three straight NLCS series from 1990 to 1992 and didn't play well in the post-season (although he was injured in 1991 and didn't play at all that October.)
  • Despite being a fan favorite, Sid Bream was the same kind of guy at 1B, so King was viewed as "more of the same" when he moved there.


  1. I got Thome and Zeile right off the bat. Magadan stumped me though.

  2. that may all be true, but Sid Slid.

    Sid 1

    Jeff 0