Saturday, February 7, 2009

Anthony Michael Brumley

This is the third card in a row to feature a player who never actually played in the major leagues for the Padres. However Mike Brumley actually had a decent major league career, just none of it with the Padres.

Mike Brumley was drafted by the Phillies in the 16th round of the 1980 draft but did not signed, three years later he was drafted by the Red Sox in the 2nd round. A year after being drafted he was traded to the Cubs with Dennis Eckersley for Bill Buckner, Red Sox fans how about that trade? He made his major league debut on June 16, 1987 against the Phillies. In February of 1988 the Cubs traded Mike and Keith Moreland to San Diego for Goose Gossage and Ray Hayward. At least Brumley is less than six degrees away from the Hall of Fame. He played at Las Vegas for the Padres in 1988 in 113 games. In March of '89 he was traded to the Tigers for Luis Salazar, a player who bounced between San Diego and the rest of the league. In January of '90 he was traded to the O's for Larry Sheets. After that he was an annual free signing with the Mariners, Angels, A's, Marlins and Astros, before retiring in 1995. He has gone to manage around the minor leagues, in 2008 he managed the Ogden Raptors. I believe I got the card off of ebay.

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