Thursday, January 1, 2009
Once back in the day (according to Dane Cook, it was a Wednesday) when Ricky was pitching for the Las Vegas Stars, I gave he and Rafael Valdez, another pitcher a ride to the hotel. He was signed by the Padres as an amateur free agent in 1986, and he made his debut August 11, 1991 against Cinncinati. He only spent one season pitching for the Padres going 4-6 in 11 games with a 4.83 ERA. On March 26, 1992 he was traded to the Brewers with Matt Mieske and Jose Valentin for Gary Sheffield and Geoff Kellogg. He pitched for 5 and a half years for the Brewers before he was traded to the Yankees with Pat Listach, Graeme Lloyd for Bob Wickman and Gerald Williams. He was selected to the All Star team in 1994 but did not get into the game. He then signed as a free agent with the Reds, Brewers, purchased by the Royals from the Brewers, signed as a free agent with the Twins, Kansas City, Baltimore, and Marlins. He finished his career pitching at Las Vegas at AAA for the Dodgers. I got this card signed by Ricky through the mail.