Wednesday, 16 May 2018
92 - Delino DeShields
Back photo: Sliding into third, or back to first, safely.
Better photo?: When in doubt, take the more Collector's Choice-ish one of the two. The front.
Ties to my personal collections: An Expo.
Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 8 (not counting the list of Highlights)
Wiki-facts: "nicknamed "Bop""
Google it: If you search "Delino DeShields", without specifying Sr or Jr, only 2 of the first 10 results give you this DeShields.
How was his strike shortened 1994? He was traded to Los Angeles (for some guy named Pedro Martinez) and batted .250 with 2 HR and 33 RBI.
Birthday boy: January 15, 1969. A couple former NFLers, Leonard Wheeler and Chris Thome were also born on 1/15/69, along with NHLer Adam Burt.
The Soviet Union launched Soyuz 5 on that date as well.
Up Next: Rob Dibble