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paul zuvella, 1987 topps #102, yankees

Player: Zuvella, Paul

Card: 1987 Topps #102

Position: SS/2B/3B

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Paul Zuvella (born October 31, 1958 in San Mateo, CA) is a former Major League Baseball player and minor league baseball manager. Primarily a shortstop and second baseman. He matriculated at Stanford University. The Milwaukee Brewers selected him in the eleventh round of the June 1979 Major League Baseball Draft, but he elected not to sign and returned to school for his senior year. After which, the Atlanta Braves selected him in the fifteenth round of the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft.

Zuvella was traded in June 1986, from the Braves to the New York Yankees, along with Claudell Washington, for outfielder Ken Griffey, Sr. and infielder Andre Robertson. He played 9 seasons at the big league level, but managed to go hitless for three of those years. In one two-year stretch with the New York Yankees, Paul went 10 for 82, which included 9 singles and a double giving him an historically low .134 slugging percentage.

Zuvella hit .325/.359/.351 as the third baseman for Team USA in the 1978 Amateur World Series and went 3-for-3 in steal attempts. The USA won Silver. He also played for the US in the 1979 Pan American Games, when they failed to win a medal.

After his playing career ended he was the manager of the Class AA New Haven Ravens from 1994 to 1995, and he spent 1996 as a Colorado Rockies coach.. He has also returned to Stanford on several occasions to play in the school's annual Alumni Game. Zuvella now sells real estate in California.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


1989 Score #598


Paul is also part of the New York Yankee Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop

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

See all Paul’s baseball cards at TCDB

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