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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pete Stanicek, 1988 Donruss The Rookies #15

I wonder if Pete Stanicek carries an aura of superiority in his day-to-day life. After all, he rests secure in the knowledge that he is the best Stanicek to ever play in the major leagues. In a 30-game stint with the Orioles in 1987, the 24-year-old second baseman hit .274 and stole 8 bases in 9 attempts. Sure, he batted a paltry .230 with 4 homers and 17 RBI in 83 games in 1988, and never played in the bigs again afterward. But he still outperformed older brother Steve, a first baseman who went 2-for-7 for the Brewers in 1987 and 1-for-9 for the Phillies in 1989, leaving him with a .188 career average. Interestingly enough, the siblings both debuted in 1987 and played their final professional season in 1990, despite being three years apart in age.

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