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dante bichette, 1992 topps #371, brewers

Name: Bichette, Dante

Card: 1992 Topps #371

Position: OF

Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, Alphonse Dante Bichette Sr. played as an outfielder for the California Angels (1988–1990), Milwaukee Brewers (1991–1992), Colorado Rockies (1993–1999), Cincinnati Reds (2000), and Boston Red Sox (2000–2001). He was also the hitting coach for the Rockies in 2013.

Dante was a four-time All-Star as a member of the Rockies, and was a member of the 1993 inaugural team. In 1995, he won the Silver Slugger Award and finished second in the Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) voting while leading the National League in home runs, runs batted in, slugging percentage, total bases and hits. The next year, he joined the 30–30 club with 31 home runs and 31 stolen bases, and in 1998, again led the league in hits with 219. Each year from 1993−1998 he batted over .300, and in each year from 1995−1999, drove in at least 100 runs.

Bichette was known to turn it up in high leverage situations and his career average with bases loaded and runners in scoring position is higher than his career average. He also hit the first franchise home run, hit a walk-off homer in the first game at Coors Field, and hit the first cycle in Colorado Rockies history.

His son Bo is currently a MLB player, and his other son, Dante Jr played MiLB in the New York Yankees farm system.

(excerpted from SABR, BR Bullpen, and Wikipedia)

1990 Topps #43
1993 Topps #644

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