All-time ‘cup of coffee’ team

Two weeks ago, relief pitcher Brian Wolfe became the 500th player to suit up for the Toronto Blue Jays in the team’s 30-plus-year history. While many of those 500 players have provided memorable moments for Blue Jays fans over the years, there have been more than a few who have simply come and gone with no fanfare whatsoever.
In fact, an entire team can be fielded with such players. An ‘all-star’ team, if you will — consisting of those players who have had the least amount of impact on the history of the Toronto Blue Jays franchise (at least on the field). This list is in no way meant to belittle these players, of course. It just so happens that, for one reason or another, the following 25 players were only given a ‘cup of coffee’ with the Blue Jays. So, without further adieu …
Starting Lineup
C — Brian Milner – 1978, 2 G (4-for-9, 3 R, 2 RBI)
1B — Mike Maksudian – 1992, 3 G (0-for-3)
2B — Norberto Martin – 1999, 9 G (6-for-27, 3 R)
3B — Mike Macha, IF – 1980, 5 G (0-for-8)
SS — Domingo Ramos – 1980, 5 G (2-for-16)
CF — Curtis Goodwin – 1999, 2 G (0-for-8)
LF — Andy Thompson – 2000, 2 G (1-for-6, 2 R, RBI)
RF — Bobby Brown – 1979, 4 G (0-for-10, R)
DH — Butch Alberts – 1978, 6 G (5-for-18, R)

Bench
Dick Davis – 1982, 3 G (2-for-7, 2 RBI)
Anthony Sanders – 1999, 3 G (2-for-7, R, 2 RBI)
Toby Hernandez – 1984, 3 G (1-for-2, R)
Kevin Batiste – 1989, 6 G (2-for-8, R)

Starting Pitchers
Brian Cooper, RHP – 2002, 2 G (0-1, 14.04 ERA, 8.1 IP, 13 ER)
Mike Darr, RHP – 1977, 1 G (0-1, 33.75 ERA, 1.1 IP, 5 ER)
Alex Sanchez, RHP – 1989, 4 G (0-1, 10.03 ERA, 11.2 IP, 13 ER)
John Bale, LHP – 1999-00, 3 G (0-0, 14.29 ERA, 5.2 IP, 9 ER)
Mickey Mahler, LHP – 1986, 2 G (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.0 IP, 0 ER)

Relievers
Shannon Withem, RHP – 1998, 1 G (0-0, 3.00 ERA, 3.0 IP, 1 ER)
Steve Luebber, RHP – 1979, 1 G (0-0, — ERA, 0.0 IP, 1 ER)
Rick Luecken, RHP – 1990, 1 G (0-0, 9.00 ERA, 1.0 IP, 1 ER)
Eric Ludwick, RHP – 1999, 1 G (0-0, 27.00 ERA, 1.0 IP, 3 ER)
Steve Grilli, RHP – 1979, 1 G (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2.1 IP, 0 ER)
Gary Glover, RHP – 1999, 1 G (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.0 IP, 0 ER)
David Maurer, LHP – 2004, 3 G (0-0, 54.00 ERA, 1.1 IP, 8 ER)

Notes:

Combined, the players on this 25-man roster suited up for just 74 games for the Toronto Blue Jays.

As a group, the 13 hitters combined to produce the following: .194 average (25-for-129) with 13 runs scored and seven RBIs

The pitchers, meanwhile, posted these numbers: 0-3, 12.90 ERA (37.2 IP, 54 ER)

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One Response to “All-time ‘cup of coffee’ team”

  1. halejon@hotmail.com Says:

    Haha- that’s gold. The Moonlight Graham’s of the Jays…;)

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