Monday, August 20, 2012

Player Profile: Doug Bair

I have 20 cards of Doug Bair. This one is from 1990 Score.

Playing career: Reliever Doug Bair pitched for seven teams over fifteen seasons. He was Cincinnati’s closer in the late 1970s as well as a key contributor to two World Champions – the 1982 Cardinals and 1984 Tigers.

Where he is now: After his playing career he worked in finance and was a college and minor league coach. He is now retired.

My memories: I was always fascinated by the end of his baseball card. From 1986 to 1989 he pitched for four different teams, one team each year. I think it’s more common today but back then it was quite unusual.

Interesting stories: Bair was interviewed by SportsCollectors Digest in 2008, and told the magazine, “I have most of my old cards. It seems like they always took your picture right after you finished running, thus you were sweaty and your hair was all messed up. It just seems like they took pictures when you weren’t looking your best."

Google Autocomplete results: He is fourth when you type Doug Bai, between Doug Baird Citi, referring to the ECM chair at the bank, and Doug Baird, a law professor at the University of Chicago. Another prominent Doug Bair is a fashion photographer.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Brad Baisley.

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