Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Series Preview - Phillies at Mariners: June 27th to June 28th

Tuesday 10:10 and Wednesday 3:40
Safeco Field - Seattle, WA

At the Ballpark:  On Wednesday afternoon, the first 20,000 fans will receive a Mariners reusable grocery bag, presented by MLB Network.

1982 Topps #52
1982 Topps Traded #31T
1982 Topps Appreciation:  There are three Mariners cards in the 1982 Topps set featuring players with Phillies connections.  I posted Shane Rawley's card when the Mariners came to Philadelphia in early May and the other two players are Larry Andersen and Jim Essian.

Andersen, one half of the current (and popular) Phillies radio broadcast team with Scott Franzke, pitched two seasons in Seattle (1981 and 1982) appearing in 81 games.  He'd join the Phillies bullpen from 1983 to 1986, and again from 1993 to 1994.

Essian came up with the Phillies, appearing in just 21 games with the club over three different seasons (1973-1975).  He appeared in 48 games for the Mariners in 1982, hitting .275 with three home runs.

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