Saturday, December 11, 2010

1983 Retired Players


I took a teaching position back in August at a local college, and along with my regular job and juggling a family, I have been kept very busy. I really want to keep this blog project going because as I've put it before, it is helping me downsize and organize my collection as well as connect with other set collectors out there. So I will unretire by continuing on with the cards that appear in 1983 sets whose subjects didn't play or manage another major league game after 1982. The lone Hall-of-Famer in the bunch is Willie Stargell.


There are two exceptions to the not playing or managing after 1982 rule, with Earl Weaver coming back to manage the Orioles again in 1985 and the interesting case of Bruce Bochte. According to Mr. Bochte's wikipedia entry, he sat out 1983 in protest to rising player salaries. Hard telling if this was a failed attempt to get some notoriety or if this was a sincere move, but he came back to play from 1984-1986 with the Oakland Athletics. I say this failed as I can't seem to find much about this protest in 2010. He also appears to hold the record for most seasons played and never appearing on a team with a winning record and being the guy who invented the term "Mendoza Line". Here is a link to what Bruce Bochte is up to now.

__ TO 574 RT Glenn Adams TOR
__ TO 97 RT Ross Baumgarten PIT
__ TO 273 RT Mark Belanger LAD
__ TO 244 RT Dwight Bernard MIL
__ TO 28 RT Bruce Bochte SEA
__ DO 520 RT Terry Bogener TEX
__ TO 266 RT Paul Boris MIN
__ TO 422 RT George Cappuzzello HOU
__ FL 516 RT John D'Acquisto OAK
__ TO 667 RT Dick Davis PIT
__ TO 94 RT Dave Edwards SDP
__ FL 234 RT Chico Escarrega CHW
__ TO 181 RT Terry Felton MIN
__ TO 697 RT Barry Foote NYY
__ TO 656 RT Dave Frost KCR
__ TO 546 RT Dave Garcia CLE
__ TO 358 RT Jerry Garvin TOR
__ TO 657 RT Mike Gates MON
__ TO 313 RT Gary Gray SEA
__ FL 114 RT Steve Hammond KCR
__ TO 127 RT Preston Hanna OAK
__ TO 417 RT Tom Hausman ATL
__ TO 773 RT Larry Hisle MIL
__ TO 652 RT Butch Hobson NYY
__ DO 475 RT Al Hrabosky ATL
__ TO 37 RT Darrell Johnson TEX
__ TO 453 RT Lamar Johnson TEX
__ TO 354 RT Randy Johnson MIN
__ DO 629 RT Tony Johnson TOR
__ TO 29 RT Randy Jones NYM
__ OP 29 RT Randy Jones PIT
__ TO 79 RT Mick Kelleher CAL
__ TO 486 RT Clyde King NYY
__ TO 344 RT Roger LaFrancois BOS
__ TO 560 RT Ron LeFlore CHW
__ TO 499 RT Jeff Little MIN
__ TO 693 RT Sparky Lyle CHW
__ TO 276 RT Gene Mauch CAL
__ TO 377 RT Lee May KCR
__ TO 45 RT John Mayberry NYY
__ TO 47 RT Dave McKay OAK
__ FL 39 RT Doc Medich MIL
__ FL 311 RT John Milner PIT
__ TO 237 RT Dan Norman MON
__ TO 131 RT Ed Ott CAL
__ TO 559 RT Pete Redfern MIN
__ TO 677 RT Dave Revering SEA
__ TO 73 RT Allen Ripley CHC
__ TO 148 RT Dave Roberts PHI
__ TO 226 RT Enrique Romo PIT
__ TO 633 RT Vicente Romo LAD
__ TO 87 RT Joe Rudi OAK
__ TO 373 RT Kevin Saucier DET
__ DO 52 RT Steve Senteney TOR
__ TO 492 RT Paul Serna SEA
__ TO 122 RT Jim Smith PIT
__ TO 282 RT Reggie Smith SFG
__ TO 513 RT Fred Stanley OAK
__ FL 324 RT Willie Stargell PIT
__ TO 612 RT Steve Swisher SDP
__ TO 178 RT Luis Tiant CAL
__ TO 308 RT Jesus Vega MIN
__ TO 426 RT Earl Weaver BAL
__ TO 504 RT Don Werner TEX
__ TO 544 RT Larry Whisenton ATL
__ TO 643 RT Bump Wills CHC

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