Friday, December 10, 2010

One-Card Wonder Pt. 9: Midre Cummings

For whatever reason, sometimes I am only able to find one card of certain players. To be considered a One-Card Wonder, a player must have been active since 1991 (when I started paying attention).
Midre Cummings actually spent parts of two seasons with the Red Sox. Yet, he only has the 2001 Pacific card in a Red Sox uniform. No scan again, sorry. One of these days, when I open my office I will have a scanner.

Cummings was originally picked up off waivers from the Reds in 1998. During that season he played in 67 games as a backup outfielder. Then, he batted .283/.381/.475/.856. Pretty decent numbers for a backup really. He also hit five home runs and drove in 15. Nevertheless, Cummings was released during Spring Training in 1999.

In 2000, Cummings was traded by the Twins back to the Red Sox in late August for the stretch run. He batted .280/.419/.280/.699 with no extra base hits and two runs driven in.

Cummings was not a good defensive outfielder, but his ability to draw walks was valuable. Unfortunately, this was not a time when the ability to draw walks was as well-valued as now.

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