Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Repack Haiku #192 (Rick Cerone)

The starting catcher
For very first Blue Jays game
Then replaced Munson 

1987 Topps Traded #21T Rick Cerone
Rick Cerone only spent three seasons with Toronto, but history bookended his stay there. He was traded to the expansion Blue Jays in December 1976, where he became the starting catcher of their inaugural game in 1977. Then, after the 1979 season, he was traded to the Yankees months after the tragic death of their captain Thurman Munson.


  1. His game 3 homer
    In the 81 series
    Almost made me cry

  2. Had to look up Cerone on Baseball Reference to see what team he was traded from in 1987 to receive that 87TT card. Had no idea he played for so many teams during his career. Although I feel like I should remember his days with the Braves, Brewers, and Red Sox... I don't. I only remember him playing for the Yankees.