Friday, May 22, 2009
1989 Topps Major League Debut #101: Rob Richie
After his baseball career, Rob Richie went on to a very successful music career. Oh wait, that was the other Rob Richie.
PHOTO: A ho-hum photo saved only by the fact that the man has a great smile.
STAT: Richie had a very short but very productive major-league career. Of his 13 career hits, he had 4 doubles, 2 triple, and 1 homer, as well as 3 hits that brought his team back from a deficit. He had a 132 OPS+ in his lone season (comprising only 55 PA.)
Richie barely played in the majors after jumping through the minors. He played well with the Tigers in 1989 and then never played professional ball again. I can't find any record of what happened to him but I assume he must have gotten injured. Does anybody know?