The Legend

The Legend

Monday, February 17, 2014

Freddy Sanchez

I was a huge fan of Freddy when he was with the Bucs.  His accomplishments while a Pirate include 3 All Star games, 2006 NL batting title and 2006 doubles leader.  The guy could flat out hit.  It was a shame he was stuck on so many terrible Pirates teams. 

This is a 2007 Topps Co-Signers Dual Auto of Freddy and Joe Mauer.  This set was always one of my favorites as it had a ton of Pirate combinations.

One cool moment of Sanchez's career I got to witness was during the 2006 All Star game in Pittsburgh.  Freddy's storybook season was so unexpected that he wasn't even on the ballot.  Pirate fans responded by giving him 850,000 write in votes.  He received a standing ovation when his name was announced. 

Freddy was traded to the Giants in 2009 and signed a two year deal following the season.  He rewarded the Giants with another quality year in 2010 and helped them win the World Series.  Unfortunately injuries have plagued Freddy since 2011 and he has been unable to take the field ever since.

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