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

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1988 Topps

Willie McGee (1995)

I remember being excited when Duquette inked McGee to an incentive-laden $250,000 deal in June of ‘95. McGee was a four-time All-Star, two-time batting champion, and one of the most complete players in RBI Baseball, which was a major factor for me at the time.

The 36-year old slashed a pedestrian .285/.311/.400 in 200 at-bats during the Sox’ AL East-winning campaign (going 1-4 with an RBI in an ALDS sweep at the hands of Cleveland) and headed back to St. Louis to serve as their fourth outfielder the following season.

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