Fun Cards: 1988 American League All-Star Catchers
To say Terry Steinbach was a controversial pick to start at catcher would be an understatement, and even he knew it. “There were a lot of mixed emotions. In 1987, I had a decent year as a rookie, but in ’88, I had missed a month with an injury and wasn’t hitting worth crap.” His home run off NL starter Dwight Gooden and MVP win briefly quieted opponents. Looking back historically, however, it’s clear that he was a poor choice.
Tim Laudner of Minnesota was selected as the backup. The players would have made him the starter and Steinbach’s teammate Ron Hassey the backup, though B.J. Surhoff and Andy Allanson had their apologists as well.
Posted on June 26, 2019, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged 1988 Topps, All-Star, fun cards, Minnesota Twins, Oakland A's, Terry Steinbach, The Real All-Stars of 1988, Tim Laudner. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.