Raise your hand if you remember Donne Wall. Anyone?
I’m not really surprised, though Wall had an eight-year major league career in which he pitched in 235 regular season games for four different teams, including the New York Mets.
Wall made his big league debut with the Astros in 1995 and stayed there for parts of three seasons. In 1998, he got to pitch in the World Series, albeit for the losing San Diego Padres. And during the winter of 2000, Wall was traded to another team that had just lost a World Series – the New York Mets.
In 2001, Wall earned $1.1 million to be a middle reliever for the New York Mets. He did not have a good year, posting an 0-4 record and a 4.85 ERA in 32 games. At least the team only gave up reserve outfielder Bubba Trammell to acquire him.
I’m not sure when or where I got this signed card for my collection – I believe it came via purchase or trade.