Saturday, July 22, 2017

Phillies Missing Links of the 1990s - #15 Glenn Dishman

Glenelg Edward Dishman
Relief/Starting Pitcher

On September 12, 1996, with 15 games remaining in the season and the Phillies 28 games behind the Braves, the last place club selected pitcher Glenn Dishman off waivers from the Padres.  I knew very little about Dishman, but I assumed at the time the Phillies had future plans for the 25-year-old lefty. Why else would they add him to the organization with the team going nowhere and so close to the end of the season?  This reasoning probably explains why I added eight 1996 baseball cards of Dishman's to my Phillies collection following the season, having completely missed the news that he had already been claimed off waivers by the Tigers that October 3rd.

Dishman's Phillies career consisted of four games - one start and three relief appearances.  His lone start came in the final game of the 1996 season and he lasted four innings in a game the Phillies would come from behind to win against the Mets.  Dishman appeared in seven games for the 1997 Tigers and spent the next five years pitching in the Brewers' organization, for the independent Sonoma County Crushers, and in the Mexican League before retiring following the 2002 season.

Bats:  Right  Throws:  Left  Height:  6'1"  Weight:  195
Born:  November 5, 1970, Baltimore, MD
Signed:  Signed by the San Diego Padres as an amateur free agent, May 23, 1993.
Major League Teams:  San Diego Padres 1995-1996; Phillies 1996; Detroit Tigers 1997
Professional Affiliations:  San Diego Padres 1993-1996; Phillies 1996; Detroit Tigers 1997; Sonoma County Crushers (independent) 1999; Milwaukee Brewers 2000; Reynosa Broncos (Mexican League) 2001; Sonoma County Crushers (independent) 2002

Phillies Career
4 games, 0-0, 7.71 ERA, 7 innnings, 3 strikeouts
Acquired:  Selected off waivers from the San Diego Padres, September 12, 1996.
Debut:  September 17, 1996 - Pitched the ninth inning of an 11-5 loss to the Marlins, allowing a two-run home run to Edgar Renteria.
Final Game:  September 29, 1996 - Started last game of the season against the Mets, allowing four runs on seven hits over four innings.
Departed:  Selected off waivers by the Detroit Tigers, October 3, 1996.

1995 Topps Traded #107T
1996 Fleer Tiffany #564
1996 Topps #410
1998 Pacific Invincible
Gems of the Diamond #46
9 Dishman Baseball Cards in My Collection
1995 Topps Traded #107T (with Rob Grable)
1996 Donruss #263
1996 Fleer #564
1996 Fleer Tiffany #564
1996 Fleer Ultra #283
1996 Stadium Club #401
1996 Topps #410
1996 Upper Deck #186
1996 Upper Deck Collector's Choice #27

Other Baseball Cards
First Mainstream Card:  1995 Upper Deck #473
First Topps Base Card:  1995 Topps Traded #107T (with Rob Grable)
Last Mainstream Card:  1998 Pacific Invincible Gems of the Diamond #46
Other Notable Cards:  1993 Classic Best Spokane Indians #1, 1995 Bowman #214

Sources:  Baseball Reference and The Trading Card Database

Phillies Missing Links of the 1990s
1 Louie Meadows
2 Dave LaPoint
3 Darrin Chapin
4 Mickey Weston
5 Bob Wells
6 Tom Edens
7 Omar Olivares
10 Chuck Ricci
11 Dennis Springer
12 Manny Martinez
13 Rafael Quirico
14 Bronson Heflin
15 Glenn Dishman
16 Rob Butler
17 Mike Robertson
18 Matt Whiteside
19 Robert Dodd
20 Joel Bennett
21 Joe Grahe
22 Domingo Cedeno
23 Torey Lovullo

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.  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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