Jeff Musselman: Traded For Mookie
I'm featuring 1988 Topps Cards featuring members of my beloved Blue Jays that are featured on this blog.
Jeff Musselman was a nice little lefty out of the pen back in 1987. That season he went 12-5, which earned him this lovely Topps All-Star Rookie card. He would play his last MLB game in 1990, a mere three seasons later.
Musselman is likely best known around these parts as part of the package that brought Mookie Wilson over from the Mets in 1989. That was a fun time in Blue Jays history, and Mookie was the spark that propelled us to our 2nd American League Eastern Division pennant.
We started the season 12-24 and that's when Jimy Williams got canned and Cito Gaston took over. Mookie joined the squad on July 31, a great gift for my mother's birthday, and on September 30 Tom Henke struck out Baltimore Orioles pinch-hitter Larry Sheets to clinch the pennant.
And yes, I will be sharing "Help Us, Mookie" soon.
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