"Selected by Oakland Athletics in 8th Round (185th overall) of 1983 amateur entry draft" as they say. Who actually remembered that the A's had a farm team in Idaho Falls? And who could believe that as of 1983, TCMA was STILL using black & white photos on their cards? Steve-o had an unimpressive beginning there at Idaho Falls, batting a whopping .222, whiffing 96 times in 203 at bats. Steve was often considered the strongest power hitter in the Oakland farm system, and this was a system that included Jose Canseco. However, over the course of his minor league career, he never managed to hit over .270 or more than 17 HR in a season. But, alas, he played a couple of seasons in Huntsville, and that was enough to qualify him to one of my player collections. I'm a sucker for minor league sluggers I've seen pop one over the plywood ads for local Mazda dealerships.
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