Player: Brogna, Rico
Card: 1995 Donruss Studio #156
“I am hoping that I can inspire others to do things they didn’t think they were capable of with AS. Learn to do what you didn’t think possible, and you can accomplish great things.” – Rico Brogna
Rico Joseph Brogna was born in Massachusetts and grew up in Connecticut. He is a former first baseman who played for the Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, and Atlanta Braves, for nine seasons (1992, 1994–2001). Brogna was drafted in the first round (26th overall) by the Tigers, in 1988. In 1995, he led the NL in Fielding %.
He was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (a form of spinal arthritis) in 1991, and had to take medication for the condition on a daily basis. Despite this, he continued to play and contribute until 2001 when he retired.
Rico hit the first home run at Colorado’s Coors field.
Rico is also part of the Philadelphia Phillies Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop
Rico is part of the Boston Red Sox Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop
Rico is also part of the Detroit Tigers Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop
You can see all Rico’s baseball cards at TCDB
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