Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mark Bellhorn

Time to make the Donuts, Mark Bellhorn owns four Dunkin' Donut franchises in the greater Boston area. He follows in the footsteps of former Padres pitcher Mickey Lolich, who has a donut shop in Washington, MI.

Bell horn was drafted by the A's in the 2nd round of the 1995 amateur draft. He made his major league debut with the A's in 1997, and in 2001 he was traded to the Cubs for Adam Morrissey. In June of 2003 he was traded from the Cubs to the Rockies for Jose Hernandez, later in December of 2003 he was sent by the Rockies to the Bosox as part of a conditional deal. He stayed with the Sox for a season and a half and was a integral part of the 2004 World Series team. In September of 2005 he was released by the Red Sox after his production fell off and signed as a free agent with the Yankees. In October of 2005 he was granted free agency by the Yankees and signed with the Padres in December of '05. He was released after the 2006 season by the Padres and played with the Reds in 2007, he played at the Dodgers AA affiliate in Jacksonville for part of 2008. He was released by the Dodgers in July of 2008. I got the card signed through the mail. Mark had a younger brother who pitched in the Yankees organization from 1998-2000 and is now a youth pastor.

3 comments:

zman40 said...

Does he really own Dunkin Donut franchises?

night owl said...

Bellhorn played Double A for the Dodgers? Whew, I missed that one. All the way down in Double A, huh?

Rod said...

According to Wikipedia, he owns 4 Dunkin Donut franchises and I found a Mark Bellhorn website with pictures at Jacksonville.