Friday, July 1, 2016

Phillies Missing Links of the 1980s - #4 Mickey Weston

#52
Michael Lee Weston
Starting Pitcher

In need of a spot starter for their game on June 24, 1992, the Phillies recalled righty Mickey Weston from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Weston's services were needed since Brad Brink had struggled in his first two Major League starts (11 2/3 innings, 7 earned runs on 15 hits) and Terry Mulholland was out due to a broken finger courtesy of an Andre Dawson line drive.

Weston had pitched previously with the Orioles and Blue Jays, and the Phils signed him prior to the 1992 season.  His one and only start with the club didn't go well, as he allowed five runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings agains the Expos in a game the Phillies would ultimately lose, 8-1.  He was shipped back to Scranton following his start, never to pitch again for the Phillies.

Bats:  Right  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'1"  Weight:  180
Born:  March 26, 1961, Flint, MI
Drafted:  Drafted by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 1982 amateur draft, June 7, 1982
Major League Teams:  Baltimore Orioles 1989-1990; Toronto Blue Jays 1991; Phillies 1992; New York Mets 1993
Professional Affiliations:  New York Mets 1982-1988; Baltimore Orioles 1989-1990; Toronto Blue Jays 1991; Phillies 1992; New York Mets 1993; Colorado Rockies 1994; Detroit Tigers 1995; Florida Marlins 1996

Phillies Career
1 start, 3 2/3 innings, 12.27 ERA, 1 home run to pitcher Ken Hill
Acquired:  Signed as a free agent formerly with the Toronto Blue Jays, December 18, 1991
Debut:  June 24, 1992 - Allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings against the Expos
Final Game:  June 24, 1992
Departed:  Granted free agency, October 16, 1992 and signed with the New York Mets

1990 Score #616
 
1990 Topps #377
 
1992 ProCards #2447
 
1992 Scranton/Wilkes-
Barre Red Barons #24
2 Weston Baseball Cards in My Collection
First Card:  1992 ProCards #2447
Last Card:  1992 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons Team Issue #24

Other Baseball Cards
First Mainstream Card:  1990 Score #616
First Topps Base Card:  1990 Topps #377
Last Mainstream Card:  N/A
Other Notable Cards:  1985 TCMA Lynchburg Mets #6; 1990 Topps Debut '89 #137; 1990 Upper Deck #683

Sources:  Baseball Reference and The Trading Card Database

This is a continuing series looking at those players who spent time with the Phillies but possess no baseball card proof of their time in Philadelphia.  I will make my way through the decade of the 1980s first and then work my way forward.  In some cases, the First and Last Mainstream cards listed above have been subjectively chosen if multiple cards were released in that year.

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