Monday, June 11, 2012

Player Profile: Keith Atherton

I have 23 cards of Keith Atherton. This one is from 1988 Topps.

Playing career: Keith Atherton was a reliever for the A’s, Twins and Indians from 1983 to 1989. A serviceable long man, he was 33-41 with 26 saves and a 3.99 ERA.

My memories: Knew him from his cards but no specific memories of his playing career.

Where he is now: Anyone know where Keith Atherton is now?

Google Autocomplete results: He is fifth when you type Keith At, between Keith Atkinson, an actor in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Keith Attacks Cameraman, referring to an incident on Deadliest Catch. Another prominent Keith Atherton was the former chair of the university association at the University of Nottingham.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Garrett Atkins.