here we go with another sheet of cards from the 1990 target dodger stadium giveaway set. i remember seeing this set offered in the la times classifieds in 1990 (i usually looked at the sunday classifieds for collectibles, although i don't recall ever buying anything). i wound up getting my set on ebay (in a couple different transactions) about 8 years later. on to the cards.
dude! sweet! dude! sweet! i could go on for awhile. esterbrook (given name thomas john) hit .375 in 3 games for the 1891 brooklyn grooms. that was his last hurrah in the majors, as he finished his career that began in 1880 with the buffalo bisons. still, esterbrook played in the minors until 1894 and, according to his obituary, fancied himself able to return to the majors at the time of his death in 1901. the cause of his death was injuries sustained following a jump from a moving train while trying to escape a trip to a mental hospital.
van lingle mungo
the sum total of hal peck's dodger career is a single pinch-hit appearance in 1943. peck flew out against rip sewell in his major league debut while pinch-hitting for bobo newsom. two days later, peck's contract was purchased by the cubs and he never played for brooklyn again. he did, however, play through 1949, and was a member of the indians' 1948 world championship team.