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jarrod saltalamacchia, 2008 topps #399, rangers

Player: Saltalamacchia, Jarrod

Card: 2008 Topps #399

Position: C/1B

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Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, Jarrod Scott Saltalamacchia is a former catcher and first baseman who played for the Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, and Toronto Blue Jays.

The 14 characters in his surname make it longest in Major League Baseball history. Saltalamacchia is Italian for "jump over" (salta) "the thicket" (la macchia- Southern Italy dialect for a kind of tall shrub). His nickname is "Salty".

He was involved in one of the most interesting endings to a World Series game ever, when in 2013 WS Game 3, the Cardinals walked off Salty's Red Sox even though he had successfully, and skillfully, tagged out two runners at home plate on one continuous play - but the second runner was called safe due to interference by the Sox third baseman Middlebrooks.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen, and Wikipedia)


2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini #186
2013 Topps Mini #301


Jarrod Saltalamacchia is part of the Topps Card Tour – 2008 Topps – Go to the Next Stop

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

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

Jarrod is also part of the Braves Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop

“Salty” is part of the Great Italian American Player Nicknames Tour – Go to the Next Stop

See all Jarrod’s baseball cars at TCDB

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