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pete incaviglia, 1988 topps #280, rangers

Player: Incaviglia, Pete

Card: 1988 Topps #280

Position: LF

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Peter Joseph Incaviglia is a former left fielder, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 12 seasons (1986–1998), for six different big league teams, also spending one year in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). Incaviglia was drafted in the first round (eighth overall pick) by the Montreal Expos in the 1985 Major League Baseball draft. He debuted in the major leagues on April 8, 1986, without having spent any time in the minor leagues. Pete was named to the 1986 Topps All-Star Rookie Team.

Interestingly, as a result of the Expos trading Incaviglia immediately after signing him, Major League Baseball instituted a rule whereby a team cannot trade a drafted player until he has been under contract to the club for at least one year. This was known as the "Pete Incaviglia Rule". However, this rule was changed during the 2015 season, allowing teams to trade drafted players the day after the World Series concludes.

At Oklahoma State, Pete became one of the greatest power hitters in College Baseball history, and he owns several single-season National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) records, including home runs (HR) (48) and runs batted in (RBI) (143), respectively. In 1985, he was named the Baseball America College Player of the Year Award, and he is a member of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. Some have referred to Pete as the "Greatest College Player of All Time."

He was noted for his power hitting ability, but also for his tendency to strike out. During his MLB career, he struck out 1,277 times, while leading the league twice, 1986 and 1988.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


1987 Topps #550
1991 Fleer #290
1993 Topps #7
2009 Sons of Italy Baseball Heroes #57


Pete is part of the Philadelphia Phillies Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop

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See all Incaviglia’s baseball cards at TCDB

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