Jeff Musselman: Traded For Mookie

blue jaysI'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.

Jeff Musselman


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Stephanie Wilkinson

Help us Mookie.. Make the Jays number one....

I remember one of my friends got a kitten that weekend and named him Mookie.

1989... cat's probably long gone...


March 7, 2008 @ 3:05 PM

Mike (Buffalo Boy)

Mookie was a character, you couldn't mistake his smile either, he loved playing the game.
Its too bad Mookie couldn't stay around on the World Series teams we had in 92 and 93.
It was another one of those trades that Pat Gillick made back then that made the other team look stupid in the end.

March 7, 2008 @ 3:49 PM

Mike (Buffalo Boy)

Mookie was a character, you couldn't mistake his smile either, he loved playing the game.
Its too bad Mookie couldn't stay around on the World Series teams we had in 92 and 93.
It was another one of those trades that Pat Gillick made back then that made the other team look stupid in the end.

March 7, 2008 @ 3:50 PM

felix

I picked up a framed photo of Mookie at the mall the day Dave threw his no-hitter. A good day in all respects, I'd say.

March 7, 2008 @ 7:47 PM

Toronto Mike

And let's not confuse Jeff Musselman with former Jay Ron Musselman.

March 8, 2008 @ 4:29 PM

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