Tuesday, August 25, 2020

2020 Chachi #43 Heath Hembree

Richard Heath Hembree
Relief Pitcher

Bats:  Right  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'4"  Weight:  220
Opening Day Age:  31
Born:  January 13, 1989, Spartanburg, SC
How Obtained:  Acquired from the Boston Red Sox with Brandon Workman, cash and a player to be named later for Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold, August 22, 2020
Contract Status:  Signed through 2020
Major League Teams:  San Francisco Giants 2013; Boston Red Sox 2014-2020; Philadelphia Phillies 2020
First Phillies Card:  N/A
First Phillies Minor League Card:  N/A
First Phillies Team Issued Card:  N/A

Newest Card Added:  N/A

Topps Flagship Set Appearances (1):  2014

0 - Hembree baseball cards in my collection per The Phillies Room Checklist as of 8/24/20.

Complete Chachi Checklist
2020 Chachi #43

No matter how many times I encounter this, it's still mind-boggling to me how a relief pitcher like Heath Hembree, owner of 250 career appearances dating back to 2013, has one and only one Topps flagship set appearance to his name.  How is he so consistently overlooked?  Hembree appeared in 62 and 67 games respectively for the 2017 and 2018 Red Sox.

He was graced with a Topps Total card this year, so I'll need to track that down for my 2020 Phillies binder.

Hembree also is that rare player to assumes the uniform number of the guy he was traded for.  Nick Pivetta, now pitching at the Red Sox' alternate training site, wore #43 during his four-year stint with the Phillies.
2020 Virtual Phillies Wall / 2020 Season Summary Index 2020 Chachi Set Checklist

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