Saturday, September 12, 2009

2009 Chachi #57 Andy Tracy

In the late '50s and throughout the '60s, Topps was notorious for using the same picture of a player from year to year in its baseball card sets. On certain rare occasions, the Chachi set is not immune to this practice. I haven't posted it yet, but Andy Tracy's 2008 Chachi card bears the same picture as this, his 2009 Chachi card. There are a lot of good pictures out there of Andy with the AAA Lehigh Valley IronPigs, but there are very few of him as a Phillie.

Phillies debut: August 24, 2008
Major League debut: April 25, 2000
Former teams: Montreal Expos 2000-2001, Colorado Rockies 2004
How acquired: Signed as a minor league free agent formerly with the New York Mets' organization, November 20, 2007
Pictured: This is Andy's picture from the 2008 NLDS special edition of Phillies Magazine.

Andy had a solid 2009 with the IronPigs, hitting .254 and leading the team with 26 home runs and 96 RBI. He'll serve as an occasional left-handed bat off the bench over the remaining weeks of the regular season.

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