Thursday, June 19, 2014

676th Place - Marvell Wynne

Card #454

I always loved Marvell's name.  There has to be some sort of positive impact on a kid's chances to become a professional athlete when they've got an awesome moniker.  That's science.

It's appropriate that we're discussing Marvell this week since we're also in the middle of the World Cup.  Did you know his son, Marvell Wynne Jr., is a soccer player in MLS?  See - great name, increased odds to go pro!

Marvell Sr. had a promising start to his MLB career in Pittsburgh, appearing in 154 games for the Pirates in 1984, his second season.  He would never duplicate that playing time or success though, and was out of baseball after the 1990 season when he struggled with the Chicago Cubs.

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