[this is the twelfth installment in the double dippers posts. here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daal, eric young, nick willhite, chris gwynn, mickey hatcher, dave anderson, don zimmer, rafael landestoy, dave hansen, and hideo nomo.]
jose vizcaino, who celebrates his 43rd birthday today, debuted in the big leagues as a dodger in 1989. he played in a total of 44 games (matching his jersey number) for the blue over the course of the 1989 and 1990 seasons before he was traded to the cubs. i remember thinking that the dodgers were essentially choosing between el viz and jose offerman to be their shortstop for the next decade. they went with offerman. here's vizcaino's 1991 donruss card to document his initial turn with the dodgers.
here he is on a 2000 pacific crown collection card, showing the blue jerseys that davey johnson thought would be a good idea to wear on occasion.
these days, vizcaino is a special assistant in the dodgers' front office. he was kind enough to sign and return a few of his dodger cards for me, including the 1991 donruss card shown at the top of the post