Wednesday, 19 November 2014

#3 - Midre Cummings

Front photo: An actual game shot or posed in front of a backdrop? Only UD employees at the time know for sure.

Back photo: N/A.

Ties to my personal collections: Baseball wise, he played for 7 teams, but never was a Met or a Blue Jay. Although a Top Prospects card I pulled from a repack did feature one of the more pathetic attempts at facial hair ever featured on a card.  But to go several degrees of separation, he was born in the Virgin Islands, as was 2-14 baby Callix Crabbe. More V. Islands stuff in the Wiki-facts. And one more under birthday boy.

Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 3

Wiki-facts: Middle name is Almeric. Was born in the Virgin Islands. Cross referencing that with baseball-reference, he was one of 11 players to reach the majors that were born there. With 460 games, he is more than 800 games behind leader Horace Clarke.

How was his strike-shortened 1994?: Batted .244 over 92 AB. But, he also hit his first big league home run.

Birthday boy: Born October 14, 1971. Portuguese soccer player Jorge Costa was also born that date. As was former Ottawa Senator Dmitri Filimonov. That's another connection to my PCs. Also, NFLers Frank Wycheck and Derrick Rodgers.

Next up: #4 - Carlos Delgado

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