Saturday, March 14, 2009

Young Superstars II #9 - Bobby Bonilla

Since it didn't auto post like a good little post... here it is, only five hours late...

I like that you can see Bonilla's number 25 written in Sharpie on the underside of his cap bill.

With guys like Bobby Bo, Barry Bonds, Andy Van Slyke and a pretty good pitching staff, things looked very promising for the Pirates in the late 80s. They won their division three straight years starting in 1990, but haven't posted a winning record since the 1992 season.

Bonilla is another guy who had already been traded before being called a Young Superstar.

In 1998, Bonilla was involved in the trade that took Mike Piazza to Florida for five games in May.

I think I've said this before, but I can't really remember much about Bonilla's season in Atlanta.

Bobby Bonilla's career statistics