Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Young Superstars #22 - Luis Polonia

Luis Polonia was a pretty good contact hitter, posting a .293 lifetime average. He even played on two World Series winning teams (1995 Braves, 2000 Yankees). But what he will be most remembered for is a trade on June 21, 1989. He, along with Greg Cadaret and Eric Plunk were sent to the New York Yankees for a 30 year old, future Hall of Fame outfielder. Seems kinda like Oakland got the better end of that deal.

This card gets some points for the field cap under the batting helmet look that you don't see too often these days. Actually, I can't think of anyone that I've seen do this recently... any ideas?

Luis Polonia's career statistics


Andy said...

Juan Pierre

Ben said...

Ha. I noticed on your 88 Score traded site that you mentioned the same thing a few days ago. I've been writing these posts about a week in advance and thought about editing it to add that.

Back then it looked cool, it's kinda silly looking now though. But I'm surprised Manny doesn't do it so that his batting helmet doesn't fly off easier when he's running.