Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Pinnacle: Part Two.

Let's get right into it, shall we?

John Patterson played from 1992-1995 for the Giants.
In 228 games, he hit .215/.289/.287 5 HR 52 RBI 35 BB 113 SO
His career ended in 1998 with the Durham Bulls in the Tampa system.

John Vander Wal played from 1991-2004 for the Expos, Rockies, Padres, Pirates, Giants, Yankees, Brewers and Reds.
In 1372 games, he hit .261/.351/.441 97 HR 430 RBI 
He was inducted into the Western Michigan University Hall of Fame in 2003.

John Wehner played from 1991-2001 for Pittsburgh and Florida. 
In 461 games he hit .249/.311/.315 4 HR 54 RBI 
He does broadcasting for the Pirates now.

Jon Farrell played from 1991-1996, never making it to the Majors.
He is not to be confused with John Farrell, former pitcher and current manager. 

Kirk Dressendorfer played 1991 for the Oakland A's
He went 3-3 5.45 ERA 33 H 34.2 IP 5 HR 21 BB 17 K
He ended his career in 1997 with Albuquerque.

Kyle Abbott played from 1991-1996 with the Angels and Phillies
He went 4-17 5.20 ERA 207 H 185.1 IP 26 HR 79 BB 124 K
1996 was actually the final season of his career

Mark Wohlers played from 1991-2002 for the Braves, Reds, Indians and Yankees
He went 39-29 3.97 ERA 119 Saves 490 H 553.1 IP 37 HR 272 BB 557 K 
His career ended in 2003 with Akron in the Cleveland system.

Mike Humphreys played from 1991-1993 for the Yankees.
In 54 games, he hit .176/.283/.259 1 HR 9 RBI 
His career ended in 1996 with the Rhode Island Tigersharks in the Northeast League.

Pat Listach played from 1992-1997 for the Brewers and the Astros.
In 503 games he hit .251/.316/.309 5 HR 143 RBI 116 SB 38 CS 
His career ended in 1998 split between Buffalo and Scranton in the International League.

Peter Hoy played 1992 for the Red Sox
He was 0-0 7.36 ERA 8 H 3.2 IP 2 BB 2 K
I just looked up and he's another Canadian for the List!
His career ended in 1995 with the Adirondack Lumberjacks 

Rey Sanchez played from 1991-2005 for the Cubs, Yankees, Giants, Royals, Braves, Red Sox, Mets, Mariners, and Devil Rays.
In 1490 games, he hit .272/.308/..334 15 HR 389 RBI 

Roberto Hernandez played from 1991-2007 for the White Sox, Giants, Devil Rays, Royals, Braves, Phillies, Mets, Indians, and Dodgers.
He went 67-71 3.45 ERA 326 Saves 1002 H 1007.1 IP 96 HR 462 BB 945 K

Royce Clayton played from 1991-2007 for the Giants, Cardinals, Rangers, White Sox, Brewers, Rockies, Diamondbacks, Nationals, Reds, Red Sox, and Blue Jays 
In 2108 games, he hit .258/.312/.367 110 HR 723 RBI 231 SB 100 CS 
Clayton portrayed Miguel Tejada in Moneyball.

Russ Springer played 1992-2010 for the Yankees, Angels, Phillies, Astros, Diamondbacks, Braves, Cardinals, A's, Rays, and Reds. 
He went 36-45 4.52 ERA 824 H 856.1 IP 121 HR 349 BB 775 K

Scott Brosius played from 1991-2001 for the Athletics and Yankees
In 1146 games, he hit .257/.323/.422 141 HR 531 RBI 
He currently coaches on the Mariners 

Scott Ruffcorn played from 1993-1997 for the White Sox and Phillies
He went 0-8 8.57 ERA 86 H 70.1 IP 8 HR 70 BB 46 K
His career ended in 1999, split between Omaha and St. Paul 

Scott Servais played from 1991-2001 for the Astros, Cubs, Giants, and Rockies. 
In 820 games, he hit .245/.306/.375 63 HR 319 RBI 
His career ended in 2002 split between Fresno and Colorado Springs.

Shawn Hare played from 1991-1995 for the Tigers, Mets, and Rangers.
In 64 games, he hit .174/.254/.229 9 RBI 
His career ended with the Haitai Tigers in the Korean League

Stan Royer played from 1991-1994 for the Cardinals and Red Sox
In 89 games, he hit .250/.266/.384 4 HR 21 RBI 4 BB 41 SO
He is now president of a wealth management firm in St Louis. 

Trever Miller played from 1996-2011 for the Tigers, Astros, Phillies, Dodgers, Blue Jays, Devil Rays, Cardinals, and Red Sox. (He also had a stint with Tampa after their name change) 
He went 18-17 4.18 ERA 11 SV 521 H 523.1 IP 54 HR 237 BB 434 K

Tyler Green played from 1993-1998 for the Phillies.
He went 18-25 5.16 ERA 387 H 384.0 IP 47 HR 201 BB 263 K
His career ended in 2000 with Kinston and Buffalo in the Cleveland system.

So there's the look back at the rookies in the 1992 Pinnacle set..
Some did well while others.... Well... 

I really like the look of the 1992 Pinnacle cards. I'd love to see another set look like this again.. 


  1. Pat Listach was also American League Rookie Of The Year in 1992. Kind of a one year wonder.

    1. True. There were a few One-Year wonders in the 1990s