Tuesday, January 14, 2014

#141 Dennis Cook

About the Front: This is Dennis Cook's last Topps card until 2001, despite the fact that he pitched at least 25 games in every season from 1992 through 2002. No respect for middle relievers.

About the Back: The Indians acquired Cook and Mike Christopher from the Dodgers for young pitcher Rudy Seanez. It was one of six times in Dennis' career that he was traded.

Triple Play:

1. Dennis was unscored upon in 19 postseason appearances totaling 16.1 innings with the Rangers, Marlins, and Mets. He did, however, allow four of 12 inherited runners to score.

2. I remember quite a few cards depicting Cook with a bat in his hands. It's no wonder: in 122 career plate appearances, the lefty hit .264 (29-for-110) with a pair of home runs and nine RBI.

3. Dennis is of Swedish descent, and coached for the Swedes in the 2009 Baseball World Cup and managed their team in the 2010 European Championship.

11-Year-Old Kevin Says: Cook's 1993 Upper Deck card had one of the more disturbing images I've ever seen on cardboard.

Bill James Said: "Cook is a lefthander who rarely throws the ball below the belt, and who gives up a tremendous number of home runs."

On This Date in 1993: January 14. The Polish ferry MS Jan Heweliusz sinks off the coast of Rugen in the Baltic Sea, causing 54 fatalities.

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