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.