Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Doug and Mario




Douglas Lee Rader was known as the Red Rooster for the way his red hair protuded from under his cap.  He was known for his defense, winning 5 straight Gold Gloves from 1970-1974.  He played 9 seasons with the Astros and then was traded to the Padres and played there for a season and a half and ended his career with a half season in Toronto.  He has managed the Angels, White Sox and and Rangers.  I got this card from a dealer.  Mario Ramirez Torres was taken from the Mets in the Rule 5 draft after making a few appearances for them.  He played in San Diego from 1981-1985, playing just a few games in 1981-1982 and then from 1983-1985 he was Garry Templetons' primary backup.  I got the card through a dealer who specializes in getting signatures of Latin American players.  

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