Sunday, June 10, 2018

TTM Success - Dusty Baker

It took a couple tries, but I finally got an 87 Topps back from Dusty Baker.  I had sent to him a while back when he was managing the Nationals, but they never came in, then he was fired.  Finally, I saw some new successes from a new address, so I sent out just the 87, and here it is.

Baker (b, 1949) played in the majors from 1068 to 1986 for the Braves, Dodgers, Giants and A's.  He had 1,981 hits, 242 home runs and a .278 batting average.  He was an All Star twice (1981 and 1982) and had a best finish in the MVP voting (NL)  of 4th in 1980.  He was also a two-time silver slugger (1980 and 1981).

Baker also managed the Giants from 1993 to 2002, where he would leave after taking them to the World Series, then onto the Cubs from 2003 to 2006.  He would return to manage in Cincinnati from 2006 to 2013 and then managed the Nationals in 2016 and 2017.  His career managerial record is 1,863-1,636 (.532 win %).

I mailed to Baker on March 19 and go the card back on March 31, for a 12-day TAT.

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