Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Pinnacle.

I have to say I really liked the Pinnacle cards from 1992-1993. 

I've done this a few times already with other sets, so let's trot out the "How'd the Rookies Do?"

I will look at 20 today and the other 21 I have tomorrow.. 

I believe I've gone through Mr. Shirley's career before, but:
He was a first round pick by the Mets. 
He never made the Majors, playing from 1991-1998 

Andy Stankiewicz played from 1992-1998 for the Yankees, Astros, Expos, and Diamondbacks. 
He finished his career in 2001 with the Las Vegas 51s. 
In 429 games, he hit .241/.313/.315 4 HR 59 RBI 

Bob Zupcic played from 1991-1994 for the Sox. Both of them..
He ended his career in 1997 split between the Bangor Blue Ox and Reynosa Broncos 
In 319 games, he hit .250/.303/.346 7 HR 80 RBI

Cal Eldred played from 1991-2005 for Milwaukee, The White Sox, and St Louis.
He went 86-74 4.42 ERA 1340 H 1368.0 IP 173 HR 576 BB 939 K

Carlos Garcia played from 1990-1999 for Pittsburgh, Toronto, San Diego, and Anaheim
In 610 games he hit .266/.307/.374 33 HR 197 RBI 73 SB 33 CS 
His career ended in 2001 with the Columbus Clippers in the Yankees system. 

Chad Curtis played from 1992-2001 for the Angels, Rangers, Tigers, Dodgers, Indians, and Yankees. 
In 1204 games he hit .264/.349/.396 101 HR 461 RBI 212 SB 98 CS 
Chad Curtis is currently in prison, convicted of criminal sexual conduct. 

Dave Burba played from 1990-2004 for Seattle, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Texas, and Milwaukee.
He went 115-87 4.49 ERA 1777 H in 1777.2 IP 201 HR 762 BB 1398 K
He finished his career with Round Rock in 2005. 
He is currently coaching Yard Goats how to pitch

Dave Fleming played from 1991-1995 for Seattle and Kansas City.
He went 38-32 4.67 ERA 669 H 610.1 IP 67 HR 248 BB 303 K
He finished his career in 1998 for Rochester. 

Dave Nilsson played from 1992-1999 for the Brewers.
In 837 games, he hit .284/.356/.461 105 HR 470 RBI 
He currently does work with the Australian Baseball League

Dave Silvestri played from 1992-1999 for the Yankees, Expos, Rangers, Devil Rays, and Angels
In 181 games he hit .202/.315/.310 6 HR 36 RBI 

Derek Bell played from 1991-2001 for Toronto, San Diego, Houston, The Mets, and Pittsburgh.
In 1210 games, he hit .276/.336/.421 134 HR 668 RBI 170 SB 51 CS 
His career ended when he went into Operation Shutdown. 

Derrick May played from 1990-1999 for the Cubs, Brewers, Astros, Phillies, Expos, and Orioles.
In 797 games, he hit .271/.319/.398 52 HR 310 RBI 
His career ended in 2003 with the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan.

Esteban Beltre played from 1991-1996 for the White Sox, Rangers, and Red Sox.
In 186 games he hit .237/.285/.287 1 HR 35 RBI 
His career ended in 2000 with the Tucson Sidewinders. 

Freddie Benavides played from 1991-1994 for the Reds, Rockies and Expos.
In 219 games, he hit .253/.282/.343 4 HR 52 RBI 
His career ended in 1996 with the Columbus Clippers. 

Gary DiSarcina played from 1989-2000, all with the Angels.
In 1086 games, he hit .258/.292/.341 28 HR 355 RBI 
After finishing his career in 2002 in Pawtucket, he coached in both the Red Sox and Angels systems.
He is currently Bench coach for the Red Sox.

Gary Scott played from 1991-1992 with the Cubs
In 67 games, he hit .160/.250/.240 3 HR 16 RBI 
His career ended in 1997 with the Quintana Roo Langosteros of the Mexican League

Harvey Pulliam played from 1991-1997 for the Royals and Rockies.
In 123 games, he hit .262/.313/.449 8 HR 22 RBI 
His career ended in 2001 with the Tobasco Olmecas in the Mexican League. 

Jeff Ware played from 1995-1996 for Toronto.
He went 3-6 7.47 ERA 63 H 59.0 IP 8 HR 52 BB 29 K
His career ended in 2002 with the Jackson Senators of the Central League.
Last I found he was Pitching Coach for the Lansing Lugnuts.

Jim Thome played from 1991-2012 for Cleveland, Philadelphia, White Sox, Los Angeles, Minnesota, and Baltimore.
In 2543 games, he hit .276/.402/.554 612 HR 1699 RBI 

Joel Johnston played from 1991-1995 for Kansas City, Boston, and Pittsburgh
He went 3-5 4.31 ERA 2 Saves 66 H 85.2 IP 10 HR 37 BB 61 K
His career ended in 1996 with the Tennessee Tomahawks of the Big South League.

This was part one.. I will look at more tomorrow 


  1. I'll say it again, I love these kind of posts that you do. Since I had a lot of these cards back in the day, I enjoyed scrolling down, slowly loading the picture onto my screen and seeing if I could figure out who is on the card.

  2. Love '92 Pinnacle (and '93). Don't really care about the rookies though.

  3. Harvey Pulliam was a Rockie for three years? I had no idea.

    1. Yeah. Mind you when you play 74 games over three seasons, it's easy to forget someone's on the team