Saturday, January 5, 2013

Team 2000- Baseball 76-80

76 Eric Karros -- Making his debut in 1991 for the Dodgers as a pinch runner. It wasn't until three days later that Karros would make his first start. Despite going a very disappointing 1 for 14 in 1991. Karros was able to become the Dodgers starting first baseman the following season. Having a great season Karros was named the NL Rookie Of The Year. Ten more seasons with the Dodgers followed before being traded to the Chicago Cubs before the 2003 season. Playing only one season with the Cubs Karros became a free agent signing with the Athletics. With a very poor showing in only 40 games. Karros was released by the team in August.

77 Mo Sanford -- Pitching for the Reds, Rockies, and Twins in what was a short three year career. Sanford pitched in only 27 games during that time. Originally drafted by the Reds, and starting five games. Sanford was drafted in 1992 by the Colorado Rockies with the 62nd pick. Starting in six games with a 1-2 record in the Rockies inaugural season 1993. It was back to the minors until 1995, and a new team the Twins. Doing middle reliever work and appearing in 11 games. At seasons end Sanford signed with a team in Taiwan.

78 Todd Hundley -- Originally drafted as a catcher by the New York Mets. Hundley didn't have a great start as injuries limited his time on the field. Once healthy Hundley established himself as a great defensive catcher. As time went on his hitting improved as well with him breaking the season record for home runs by a catcher. Since then the record has been broken twice. In 1998 an elbow injury threatened to end his career. With new catcher Mike Piazza on the team Hundley attempted and failed at the outfield. A trade to the Dodgers followed with Hundley making the move back to catcher. Two years with the Cubs and a one year second run with the Dodgers followed before Hundley's retirement.

79 Reggie Jefferson -- In what was a nine year career at designated hitter, 1st base, and left field. Jefferson spent time playing for the Reds, Indians, Mariners, and Red Sox. A .300 hitter for his career with 72 home runs and 300 RBI's. Jefferson had problems at the plate striking out 451 times in 2,123 at bats. With his struggles against left-handed pitching. The Red Sox left Jefferson off their 1999 playoff roster. Unhappy with the decision Jefferson stormed off and was finished in the MLB.

80 Pat Mahomes -- A pitcher who played for six teams during an 11 year career. Mahomes spent most his career in the minor leagues and showing up on MLB rosters every so often. Ending his career in 2005 as a Las Vegas 51. An extreme disappointment who's stats the season Pinnacle picked 'Team 2000' weren't impressive. Mahomes finished his career with a 42-39 record and 5.47 ERA.

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