Steve Bedrosian was a tough call because he had no real memorable photos. This was my choice by default as well, just for the feathery 80s hair. Thanks to everyone for voting, remember this is a lot more fun for everyone with active participants.
Moving along to the newest inductee. Last time I promised an outfielder to go in with pick #5 and this time I will deliver. If he were here I'm sure he'd say 'That's correct, Johnny." (Bonus points if you get the reference)
Ladies and gentlemen, the fifth inductee to The Cubicle of the Unique
(sound of one hand clapping)
Danny Tartabull had a 14 year major league career with 6 different teams. He was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 1980, but was selected in the short-live free agent compensation draft by the Mariners in 1983. He was selected as a member of the 1986 Topps All Star Rookie team, while finishing 5th in the competitive AL Rookie of the Year race. After the 86 season he was traded to the Royals where he had arguably his greatest success. He spent five years in KC finishing in the top 20 in MVP voting twice. Following the 1991 season, the Yankees (who else?) made Tartabull the highest paid player at that point in a free agent signing. He was pretty good in New York but at the trade deadline in 1995, the Yanks shipped him to Oakland for aging slugger Ruben Sierra in a perceived salary dump. He spent his last full year with the White Sox in 1996 to moderate success. His last year in Philadelphia lasted a total of 3 games following an ankle injury and he quietly retired.
1986 Topps All Star Rookie Team
One of the few two-time Donruss Rated Rookies (1985,1986)
AL All Star starter in 1991 (his only All Star appearance)
Had 3 30 homer seasons and 5 100 RBI seasons
Appeared in two different episodes of Seinfeld as well as an episode of Married with Children
Appeared in 1406 career games with no postseason (tied for 83th most all time)
Votes for Mr. Tartabull's enshrinement plaque will be accepted for one week. The poll is on the left below Peak Features in case you didn't see it. As always, your votes are highly encouraged and appreciated.