Sizemore’s revenge: scrap heap acquisitions that didn’t pan out for Red Sox

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1986 Topps

Gary Gaetti (2000)

The spirited effort of Gaetti, the 41-year old two-time All Star and former Gold Glove third baseman who was a force in RBI Baseball, was not lost on Jimy Williams, who brought him north as a DH and backup infielder. After going 0 for 10 in five games, the vet hung it up.

Gaetti lived on to cause me a significant amount of heartburn in college as my friend Jay’s Minnesota Twins team dominated my Detroit Tigers squad in RBI, winning 90-some games out of a 162-game Nintendo season.