rick porcello, 2019 topps heritage #279, red sox

Name: Porcello, Rick

Card: 2019 Topps Heritage #279

Position: RHP

Frederick Alfred Porcello III (born December 27, 1988 in Morristown, NJ) is a professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played for the Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and New York Mets.

Selected by the Tigers in the 2007 MLB draft, he made his MLB debut in 2009, and was the youngest player in the American League. After the 2014 season, the Tigers traded Rick to the Red Sox. He struggled in 2015, but rebounded in 2016, leading the majors in wins and winning the AL Cy Young Award (becoming the first Red Sox pitcher since Pedro Martínez to do so) and the AL Comeback Player of the Year Award. He won the 2018 World Series with the Boston Red Sox, starting the third game of the series, allowing 1 run over 4 2/3 innings.

Porcello was the AL Shutouts Leader in 2014, and the AL Wins Leader in 2016. He pitched an “immaculate” 5th inning vs. Tampa Bay in August, 2017. Rick is the grandson of MLB player Sam Dente.

Rick’s Twitter handle is @RickPorcello

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)

2012 Topps #82
2021 Gypsy Queen #94

Listen to Larry Baldassaro’s interview with Rick here – or view the Next Stop on the Baseball Italian Style Tour


Rick is part of the MVP/Cy Young Tour – Go To The Next Stop


Rick is part of the Born in New Jersey Tour – go to the Next Stop


Rick is also part of the Detroit Tigers Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop


Rick is part of the Boston Red Sox Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop


See all Porcello’s baseball cards at TCDB


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