FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1980'S
#127 JAY ALDRICH
ATLANTA BRAVES 1989-1990
Jay Aldrich came over to the Braves in the middle of the 1989 season in a trade with the Brewers for Ed Romero, a trade which didn't exactly go down as a blockbuster transaction. Jay pitched in eight games in relief for his Atlanta career and posted a nice 2.19 earned run average for what it's worth. His only win as a Brave came at Candlestick Park on September 12, 1989. The Braves had clearly written this one off and put Jay out there while trailing 5-1. The Braves mounted a five-run rally in the eighth highlighted by a three-run Dale Murphy homer and held on to win it. Jay was released at the end of the season and his career ended after 1990.
Jay's time in Atlanta was so short-lived that I couldn't find a picture of him in a Braves uniform. The above 1988 TOPPS card reminded me of how lousy some of the TOPPS sets were during the 80's. Of course, I admit to a generational bias towards the 60's and 70's sets.
|Remember those old Henry Aldrich movies from the 40's? You don't? |
Well, get the complete set on DVD while they are still available!