Monday, May 26, 2014

Player Profile: Tim Blackwell

I have ten cards of Tim Blackwell. This one is from 1981 Fleer.

Playing career: Backup catcher Tim Blackwell played for the Red Sox, Phillies, Expos and Cubs from 1974 to 1983. Known as an excellent defensive backstop, in 426 games he hit .228 with 6 HR and 80 RBI.  His best season by far was 1980, when he hit .272 with 5 HR and 30 RBI in 103 games. A fuller account of his career can be found at the 1980 Topps blog.

Where he is now: He was a long-time minor league coach but is now retired.

My memories: Before my time. Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is third when you type Tim Blac, between Tim Black, a pro basketball player in Europe, and Tim Blackburn, Director of the Zoological Society of London. Another prominent Tim Blackwell is a digital musician.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Ian Bladergroen.

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