at first, i thought it would be ramon troncoso, and then perhaps eric stultz, but it turned out to be chin-hui tsao that became the most recent dodger double dipper - a dodger who left the organization for another, only to return and appear in a game for the team a second time.
[this is the ninety-sixth 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, jose vizcaino, hideo nomo, greg maddux, mike maddux, jon garland, chan ho park, vicente romo, gene mauch, denny lewallyn, von joshua, joe moeller, dioner navarro, rudy seanez, bart shirley, randy wolf, ismael valdes, bobby castillo, mike devereaux, pete richert, jay johnstone, jesse orosco, lee lacy, giovanni carrara, jeff weaver, ted sizemore, orel hershiser, tom goodwin, joe ferguson, eddie murray, matt luke, ken mcmullen, tim wallach, jerry grote, don sutton, ralph branca, todd hundley, elmer dessens, guillermo mota, joe beckwith, jamie hoffmann, babe herman, joe medwick, juan castro, ron perranoski, clyde king, paul waner, hughie jennings, ron negray, broadway aleck smith, george smith, johnny cooney, jim fairey, frenchy bordagaray, doc casey, waite hoyt, luis olmo, clyde sukeforth, willie keeler, harry howell, germany smith, johnny allen, marv rackley, bobo newsom, maury wills, dazzy vance, ray hayworth, zack taylor, john cronin, art herring, brian falkenborg, bill reidy, john anderson, vito tamulis, wally hood, jim bruske, bill dahlen, patsy donovan, jamey wright, watty clark, andy messersmith, rocky nelson, newt kimball, hank behrman, jimmy sheckard, and jake flowers, and goody rosen.]
after spending three seasons (2003-2005) in the majors with the colorado rockies, tsao appeared in 21 games for the 2007 dodgers, going 0-1 with a 4.38 era. as such, he earned a dodger card in the 2007 topps factory set
i had not heard tsao's name mentioned since he left the dodgers eight years ago, so obviously i missed the news that they had signed him this past winter. it was only when i was watching the game against milwaukee on july 10th that i realized tsao was back. here's a getty images photo of him pitching in that game.
welcome back, chin-hui tsao, and congratulations on being a dodger double dipper!