Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Player Profile: Alan Ashby

I have 36 Alan Ashby cards. This one is from 1986 Donruss.

Playing career: Alan Ashby was a catcher for the Indians, Blue Jays and Astros from 1973 to 1989. He was always either a backup or platoon – in his fourteen full seasons he never had more than 396 or less than 189 at bats. He was known most for his defensive prowess, and he caught three no-hitters.

Interesting stories: Was nicknamed “Buns” by the Blue Jays secretarial staff in the 1970s who admired his butt; the nickname has stuck with him ever since.

Where he is now: Announcer for the Blue Jays.

My memories: Would get a fair amount of Alan Ashby cards but don’t have any specific Alan Ashby memories.

Google Autocomplete results: He is first when you type Alan As, before Alan Ashby Of Mice and Men, guitarist for the punk/metal band named after the Steinbeck novel. Another prominent Alan Ashby is a medical device inventor.

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