Monday, March 26, 2018

1990 Topps Minis #5: Nick Esasky

Our look at the 1990 Topps Mini League Leaders set, card by card, is the subject of our Monday and Wednesday posts.  With this being Monday, here we are, looking at card #5, Nick Esasky of Boston.
Nick Esasky.
Nick Esasky's name is vaguely familiar to me, but I don't really remember him from his playing days.  He played with the Reds from 1983-1988, then with the Red Sox in 1989, and with the Braves in 1990 before retiring.  He actually only played 9 games with the Braves in 1990 before retiring; according to Wikipedia, he had to retire because he developed vertigo.
Nick Esasky card back.
His one year with the Red Sox, 1989, was by far his best year.  As the card back says, he placed third in the AL with 108 RBI, fourth with a .500 slugging percentage, and fifth with 30 home runs.  He did this while playing in 154 games; his previous best offensive year seems to have been 1987, with 22 home runs, 59 RBI, and .529 slugging, but he only played in 100 games then.

Up next (on Wednesday): Jody Reed, also of the Red Sox.  Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Even though this was during the height of my baseball fandom, I had no idea that Nick Esasky ever put up those kind of numbers.