Wednesday, May 27, 2009

1993 Pacific Spanish #230 Kim Batiste

1993 Phillies - The Bench

Uniform Numbers: 7 (1991) and 5 (1992-1994)
1993 Stats: Kim made it into 79 games with the '93 Phils, hitting .282 with 5 homers and 29 RBI. He hit .349 against left-handed pitchers and .311 with runners in scoring position.
1993 Notable: Kim hit a game-winning grand slam against the Mets on August 13th.
How Acquired: Drafted in the 3rd round of the June 1987 draft.
Phillies Career: 1991-1994
How Departed: Released, May 15, 1995 (Signed with the Baltimore Orioles' organization)

Kim was the team's back-up shortstop (or jardinero corto) and third baseman, often entering the game in the late innings to replace Dave Hollins at third. Such was the case in NLCS Game 1, when Kim entered the game at third and promptly committed a 9th inning error allowing the Braves to tie the game. In the bottom of the 10th, Kim atoned for the error with the game-winning single, scoring John Kruk from 2nd base.


Pop-Pop said...

What ever happened to that Dave Hollins?

Jim said...

He's currently a scout for the Baltimore Orioles, per his Wikipedia entry. I'm surprised he's not working for the Phils in some capacity.