Sunday, October 5, 2014

Player Profile: Pat Borders

I have 65 cards of Pat Borders. This one is from 1988 Donruss Rookies. 

Playing career: Catcher Pat Borders essentially had two major league careers. From 1988 to 1994, he was the regular catcher on the great Blue Jays teams that won two World Series and made two other postseason appearances. He was steady but unspectacular, though he was the MVP of the 1992 World Series with his .450 batting average. He then spent ten seasons as a backup catcher for nine teams (including a second stint with Toronto and two stints with Seattle). In that ten-year stretch he played in more than 55 games only once.

My memories: I remember him being pretty high-profile, mostly because he was a regular on a great team. Then I remember being surprised every few years that he was still in the league with some random team.

Where he is now: Head baseball coach at Winter Haven High School in Florida.

Google Autocomplete results: He is tenth when you type Pat Bo, behind Pat Boyle Comcast Bio, referring to a Comcast SportsNet reporter. Another prominent Pat Borders is Group Managing Director at Resilient Ideation.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Rich Bordi.

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