Friday, October 24, 2008
There isn't really anything that unusual about 1993 Topps and I actually really like the design from that year but I wanted to feature this odd-ball card from the set.
In 1992, the Angels apparently drafted three Russian players.
Each of them played for the Angels rookie level teams in 1992 and 1993, and then I guess they were deported.
Rudy Razjigaev was a pitcher who appeared in 15 games, pitching 13 innings. That's not a lot of work for two years. He had an ERA near 6.
Yevgeny Puchkov was an middle infielder who appeared in 52 games with a .208 batting average.
Ilya Bogatyrev was a 3rd baseman who appeared in 44 games and hit a lusty .241.
I wonder what happened to these guys?