Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Player Profile: Mike Blowers

I have 39 cards of Mike Blowers. This one is from 1990 Classic Traded.

Playing career: Third baseman Mike Blowers came up with the Yankees in 1989 and played very poorly for them, hitting .203 with 6 HR and 25 RBI in 76 games over three seasons. Traded to the Mariners after the 1991 season, he went on to have some decent seasons with them, including a career year in 1995, hitting .257 with 23 HR and 96 RBI. He ended his career with forgettable stops with the Dodgers, A’s, and two more go-rounds with the Mariners.

Blog synchronicity: This is the 1992nd post on this blog. In 1992 Blowers played in 31 games for the Mariners, hitting .192 with 1 HR and 2 RBI.

Interesting facts: He was arrested for DUI in 2011 after being pulled over for weaving among three lanes in the early morning hours.

Where he is now: A broadcaster for the Mariners, he has also been involved in real estate investing and home building, for which he has received a lot of complaints for shady dealings.

My memories: I remember him being really bad with the Yankees, and was surprised to see him put together some respectable seasons in Seattle. Still, he was not a guy that you ever feared as an opposing fan.

Google Autocomplete results: He is eighth when you type Mike Bl, between Mike Bloom, President of Family Dollar Stores, and Mike Bledsoe, Owner of Faction Strength & Conditioning in Memphis. Another prominent Mike Blowers is a stock car racer.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Vida Blue.

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