Tuesday, March 29, 2011

1984 Player On New Teams

Here is a list of the players who were on new teams in 1984 and had a card in one of the update sets but have cards in the regular set showing them in their old uniform. Think of it as the anti-traded set.

Several hall-of-famers have cards on this checklist. Joe Morgan and Tony Perez get their last cards showing them as members of the Phillies. Phil Niekro appears on his last Braves card until the 1988 sets, as he had one final token appearance for the Braves in 1987 before retiring. He has been on cards showing him as a Brave going all the way back to 1964, when the team was based in Milwaukee. A pair of Yankees also get their last cards showing them as a member of that team, Rich Gossage and Graig Nettles. Both would be moving on to the Padres in 1984.

Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver gets his last card showing him as a member of the New York Mets. How he became a member of the White Sox in 1984 is a complete mystery to me. Here is how the transaction reads at baseball-reference.com:

January 20, 1984
: Chosen by the Chicago White Sox from the New York Mets as a Free Agent compensation pick.

This must be an old way of compensating for free agents, as I have never seen a player switch teams in this manner. Also, how does this make sense. Isn't this the rich robbing the poor. The White Sox had the best record in the AL in 1983 and the Mets had the worst record in the NL. Maybe this is why players no longer switch teams this way. Maybe somebody can enlighten me on this, as many of my knowledgeable readers point out things to me all the time.

Pete Rose
Hey wait a minute, where is Pete Rose on this list? His last Phillies card is in the 1984 sets and he shows up in the update sets with the Expos. You are correct if you thought that, but I try to fill out the rosters as best I can, and if you remember, 1984 was also the year he came back to the Reds at the tail end of the season, so I will put his Phillies cards in that checklist.

Speaking of Rose...this has to be one of the oddest cards in my collection. I know it isn't that uncommon at all, but it just never looked right seeing him in an Expos uniform. There are a few players like this. I think Steve Carlton is another one. When he bounced around at the end of his career with the White Sox and Indians and a few other teams, he didn't look like he belonged with those teams. Gary Carter on the Giants seems odd. Seeing Kirk Gibson manage the Diamondbacks looks odd now to me. Maybe that will grow on me eventually.

__ TO 685 OT Willie Aikens KCR
__ TO 187 OT Luis Aponte BOS
__ TO 417 OT Mike Armstrong KCR
__ TO 654 OT Bob Bailor NYM
__ TO 40 OT Dusty Baker LAD
__ TO 782 OT Steve Balboni NYY
__ TO 513 OT Dave Beard OAK
__ TO 454 OT Joe Beckwith LAD
__ TO 522 OT Dave Bergman SFG
__ TO 41 OT Tony Bernazard SEA
__ TO 302 OT Barry Bonnell TOR
__ TO 428 OT Fred Breining SFG
__ TO 299 OT John Butcher TEX
__ TO 77 OT Brett Butler ATL
__ TO 552 OT Ray Burris MON
__ TO 482 OT Enos Cabell DET
__ TO 787 OT Bill Campbell CHC
__ TO 769 OT Bill Caudill SEA
__ TO 626 OT Bobby Clark CAL
__ TO 22 OT Bryan Clark SEA
__ TO 358 OT Bob Dernier PHI
__ TO 524 OT Carlos Diaz NYM
__ TO 589 OT Mike Easler PIT
__ TO 737 OT Jim Essian CLE
__ TO 325 OT Darrell Evans SFG
__ TO 342 OT Tim Foli CAL
__ TO 142 OT Rich Gale CIN
__ TO 670 OT Rich Gossage NYY
__ TO 741 OT Wayne Gross OAK
__ TO 348 OT Toby Harrah CLE
__ TO 433 OT Richie Hebner PIT
__ TO 199 OT Willie Hernandez PHI
__ TO 679 OT Art Howe HOU
__ TO 731 OT Lynn Jones DET
__ TO 327 OT Ruppert Jones SDP
__ TO 326 OT Bob Kearney OAK
__ TO 573 OT Dave Kingman NYM
__ TO 311 OT Jerry Koosman CHW
__ TO 223 OT Wayne Krenchicki DET
__ TO 598 OT Rusty Kuntz MIN
__ TO 301 OT Frank LaCorte HOU
__ TO 541 OT Dennis Lamp CHW
__ TO 427 OT Rick Leach DET
__ TO 99 OT Craig Lefferts CHC
__ TO 7 OT Gary Lucas SDP
__ TO 74 OT Jerry Martin KCR
__ TO 267 OT Carmelo Martinez CHC
__ TO 70 OT Gary Matthews PHI
__ TO 281 OT Larry Milbourne NYY
__ TO 210 OT Joe Morgan PHI
__ TO 175 OT Graig Nettles NYY
__ TO 650 OT Phil Niekro ATL
__ TO 184 OT Mike O'Berry CAL
__ TO 312 OT Jorge Orta TOR
__ TO 655 OT Amos Otis KCR
__ TO 775 OT Dave Parker PIT
__ TO 385 OT Tony Perez PHI
__ TO 88 OT Rob Picciolo MIL
__ TO 514 OT Floyd Rayford STL
__ TO 43 OT Ron Reed PHI
__ TO 594 OT Gene Richards SDP
__ TO 164 OT Scott Sanderson MON
__ TO 740 OT Tom Seaver NYM
__ TO 772 OT Jim Slaton MIL
__ TO 89 OT Mike Smithson TEX
__ TO 286 OT Lary Sorensen CLE
__ TO 106 OT Tim Stoddard BAL
__ TO 768 OT Champ Summers SFG
__ TO 779 OT Jim Sundberg TEX
__ TO 515 OT Gorman Thomas CLE
__ TO 180 OT Manny Trillo MON
__ TO 601 OT John Tudor BOS
__ TO 642 OT Tom Underwood OAK
__ TO 766 OT Mike Vail MON
__ TO 67 OT Gary Ward MIN
__ TO 563 OT Glenn Wilson DET
__ TO 119 OT John Wockenfuss DET
__ TO 107 OT Ned Yost MIL

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