Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Player Profile: Chris Bando

I have 24 cards of Chris Bando. This one is from 1986 Topps.

Playing career: Backup catcher Chris Bando played in 496 games for the Indians from 1981 to 1988, plus one game for the Tigers and one game for the A’s. He hit .227 with 27 HR and 142 RBI.

Interesting facts: The younger brother of former A’s star Sal Bando, he recently claimed to have played with vision in only one eye, though that seems doubtful.

Where he is now: He is the manager of both the Frontier League Washington Wild Things and San Diego Christian College. He is also the Chaplain for the Athletes Abroad for Christ Fellowship.

My memories: Only knew him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is sixth when you type Chris Ban, between Chris Bannon, program director for WNYC, and Chris Banuchi, a cinematographer. There do not appear to be any other prominent Chris Bandos.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Sal Bando.

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