Thursday, April 16, 2015
Jackie Gutierrez, 1987 Topps #276
Jackie did not have a particularly illustrious tenure in Baltimore, appearing in 64 games in 1986 and 1987 and batting .185/.205/.205 in 153 trips to the plate. He had only three extra-base hits, all doubles, and drove in four runs. It was enough to get his picture on a few trading cards, but not much else.
I can add that Gutierrez came from an athletically-inclined family. His father Campo threw the javelin in the 1936 Olympics, and his older brother Freddie ran the 100-meter dash in the 1960 Olympics. So I guess Jackie got a leg up on them by competing as a professional athlete.