Rick Leach: He Disappeared

blue jaysI'm featuring 1988 Topps Cards featuring members of my beloved Blue Jays that are featured on this blog.

I remember Rick Leach as the backup outfielder who disappeared. I can't remember the specifics, I just remember it was a big deal at the time. They couldn't find Rick Leach for a few days... does anyone out there remember this?

I did Google it, searching for the details, but most of the Rick Leach info on the web is about his career as a quarterback at the University of Michigan. He had a massive NCAA football career before choosing baseball. And to think I just know him as the utility player who disappeared.

Rick Leach

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Yeah, that does sound vaguely familiar. The disappearance that is.

I like to remember him as the guy who'd take a lead off first base and then fall down intentionally to draw a throw.

April 8, 2008 @ 7:21 PM


He was missing for 16 hours. It was a personal issue involving his wife that he was too embarrassed to talk about.

He missed one game during his disappearance.

July 25, 2012 @ 10:24 PM

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