Friday, May 22, 2009

1993 Pinnacle #598 Todd Pratt

1993 Phillies - The Bench

Uniform Numbers: 23 (1992-1993); 3 (1994, 2001-2005), 6 (1994 - switched from #3 due to the arrival of Billy Hatcher)
1993 Stats: As Darren Daulton's back-up, Todd appeared in 33 games, batting .287 with 5 home runs and 13 RBI.
1993 Notable: He had his first career 2-homer game against the Pirates, August 1. Todd made only one Postseason appearance, catching the 9th inning of NLCS Game 2, a game the Phils lost 14-3.
How Acquired: First stint - Selected from the Baltimore Orioles in the annual Rule 5 draft, December 9, 1991; Second stint - Acquired from the New York Mets for Gary Bennett, July 23, 2001
Phillies Career: 1992-1994, 2001-2005
How Departed: First stint - Granted free agency, December 23, 1994 (Signed with the Chicago Cubs); Second stint - Granted free agency, November 1, 2005 (Signed with the Atlanta Braves)

Along with Joe Carter, fan favorite Todd "Tank" Pratt is one of 8 players in Major League history to hit a walk-off home run to end a Postseason series. Todd did it in 1999 while playing with the Mets, when he hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning of NLDS Game 4 against the Diamondbacks.

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