Thursday, May 29, 2014

Player Profile: Dennis Blair

I have one card of Dennis Blair, from 1978 Topps.

Playing career: Dennis Blair pitched for the Expos from 1974 to 1976. In 57 games he went 19-25 with a 3.69 ERA. He was traded to the Orioles but never pitched for the big league club (making this a “zero-year” card - Nick this is going in your trade package!). He did resurface with the Padres for five games in 1980. A fuller account of his career can be found at Smed’s Baseball Card Blog.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Where he is now: Anyone know where Dennis Blair is now?

Interesting facts: His cousin Bill Blair is the former head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Google Autocomplete results: He is third when you type Dennis Bl, between Dennis Block Greenberg, referring to a famous corporate attorney and his law firm, and Dennis Bligen, a former running back for the New York Jets. There are no mentions of the ballplayer on the first page of results; most refer to the former US Director of National Intelligence.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Paul Blair.

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