Thursday, June 30, 2016

Phillies Missing Links of the 1990s - #3 Darrin Chapin

Darrin John Chapin
Relief Pitcher

On January 8, 1992, the Yankees traded pitching prospect Darrin Chapin to the Phillies for a player to be named later.  The move was made to clear roster space for the Yankees, and it was a poorly kept secret that Charlie Hayes would eventually be the player to be named later once the Yankees did a little more roster maneuvering.  Hayes was officially dealt on February 19th to complete the trade.

Chapin's Phillies career was limited to just one inning of relief on April 27th against the Padres.  He was recalled earlier that day to take Andy Ashby's spot in the rotation after Ashby suffered an injury. He wouldn't appear in another game before being sent back down to Scranton on May 6th to make room for Dale Murphy, who was activated from the disabled list.

Bats:  Right  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'0"  Weight:  170
Born:  February 1, 1966, Warren, OH
Drafted:  Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 6th round of the 1986 amateur draft, January 14, 1986
Major League Teams:  New York Yankees 1991; Phillies 1992
Professional Affiliations:  New York Yankees 1986-1991; Phillies 1992; Minnesota Twins 1993; Florida Marlins 1994; Cleveland Indians 1995

Phillies Career
1 game, 2 innings, 2 runs on Jerald Clark 2-run home run
Acquired:  Acquired from the New York Yankees for a player to be named later (Charlie Hayes), January 8, 1992
Debut:  April 27, 1992 - Relieved Curt Schilling in the seventh inning
Final Game:  April 27, 1992
Departed:  Granted free agency, October 11, 1992 and signed with the Minnesota Twins organization

1992 Donruss #745
1992 Topps
Debut '91 #33
1992 ProCards #2441
1992 Scranton/Wilkes-
Barre Team Issue #8
5 Chapin Baseball Card in My Collection
First Card:  1992 Donruss #745
Last Card:  1992 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons Team Issue #8

Other Baseball Cards
First Mainstream Card:  1992 Donruss #745
First Topps Base Card:  N/A
Last Mainstream Card:  1992 Topps Debut '91 #33
Other Notable Cards:  1988 Ft. Lauderdale Yankees #4; 1992 ProCards #2441; 1992 SkyBox AAA #219; 1994 ProCards #2867

Sources:  Baseball Reference and The Trading Card Database

This is a continuing series looking at those players who spent time with the Phillies but possess no baseball card proof of their time in Philadelphia.  I will make my way through the decade of the 1980s first and then work my way forward.  In some cases, the First and Last Mainstream cards listed above have been subjectively chosen if multiple cards were released in that year.

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