Wednesday, December 26, 2018

1990 Topps Minis #32: Dave Stewart

Here we are again, on our march through the 1990 Topps Mini League Leaders set.  Today we're at #32, the last of the champion Oakland A's to be featured, pitcher Dave Stewart.
#32, Dave Stewart.
Dave Stewart emerged to be the ace of the near-dynasty A's teams of the late 80s/early 90s.  Before leading the AL in wins with 20 in 1987, he had a fairly unremarkable career, having played with the Dodgers, Rangers and Phillies starting in 1978.  Stewart ended up winning three World Series, with the Dodgers in 1981, the A's in 1989, and the Blue Jays in 1993, being the World Series MVP once, and the ALCS MVP twice.  After finishing his playing career, Stewart held a variety of front-office and pitching coach jobs and wanted to be a general manager, which he finally achieved with the Diamondbacks for two years, 2014-2016.
Dave Stewart card back.
To earn his way into this league leaders set, Stewart placed second in wins in the AL in 1989 with 21.  He also tied for first in games started with 36, placed second in innings pitched, tied for fourth in complete games with 8, and placed ninth in strikeouts.

Thanks for reading!  Next up in the series is card #33, Alvin Davis of Seattle.

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