Saturday, June 27, 2009

1990 Classic Yellow #T66 Sil Campusano

Sil Campusano is the lesser known of the two players selected by the Phillies in the 1989 Rule 5 draft. (The other better known player being Dave Hollins, whom the Phils' selected from the San Diego Padres). Sil had spent the 1988 and 1989 seasons bouncing around the Toronto Blue Jays' organization, playing 73 games in the Bigs in 1988.

Sil was actually the Phillies Opening Day center fielder in 1990, due to an injury to Lenny Dykstra. In his limited time with the Phils in 1990 and 1991, Sil appeared mostly as a late-inning defensive replacement or as a pinch-hitter.

His one memorable moment as a Phillie came on August 3, 1990, when with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and a 3-2 count, Sil singled off of the Pirates' Doug Drabek to break up his no-hit bid.

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