Thursday, April 21, 2016

#135 Derek Bell



SLAM! 
As in SALAMI!

Played in both the Little league World Series and Major League World Series.

Only player to play in the LL World Series twice, and play in MLWS.

He was one small part of a 12-player trade between the Padres and the Houston Astros.

Was released by the Pirates in early 2002 after "Operation Shutdown".

Toronto Blue Jays (1991–1992)
San Diego Padres (1993–1994)
Houston Astros (1995–1999)
New York Mets (2000)
Pittsburgh Pirates (2001)


3 comments:

  1. my favourite Derek Bell moment
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI5rs_zdYOg

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  2. I remember "Operation Shutdown" well and it's still what comes to mind any time I hear his name. I grew up and was still living an hour south of Pittsburgh at that time.

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  3. I remember "Operation Shutdown" well and it's still what comes to mind any time I hear his name. I grew up and was still living an hour south of Pittsburgh at that time.

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