Thursday, September 27, 2007
posted by Grizzly Adam at 1:06 PM | Permalink
Dante Bichette

Dante Bichette, 1989 Topps

Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Debut: 9/5/88
Final Game: 10/6/01

Career Line: .299/.336/.499

Dante Bichette was a 4-time All-Star. His best season was in 1995 with the Colorado Rockies. He smacked 40 HRs, slugged .620, and had an OPS+ of 130. He finished second in the MVP vote to Barry Larkin, whose numbers that year, were frankly, quite inferior to Bichette's.

In his 14 year career he played in one playoff series, the 1995 NLDS against the Atlanta Braves. He had a great series, going 10 for 17 with 1 HR, 3 2B's and an amazing line of .588/.611/.941. That's an OPS of 1.552! Despite his stellar series, the Rockies lost to the Braves, who went on to win the World Series.

That 1995 season was the best in Colorado history, until this year. As of today the Rockies are in the hunt for a Wild Card spot, which would be the team's first post-season appearance since Dante Bichette led them to the promised land in '95.