Tuesday, February 3, 2015
FORMER YANKEE DAVE BERGMAN HAS DIED
I know, I know. Bergman was a Tiger way longer and better than he was a New York Yankee. So instead of trying to suggest Bergman was a true Yankee, let's just say that Dave Bergman, a smart, underrated baseball player passed away and it's sad. Bergman was part of my childhood, Dave Bergman was 61. He died of cancer. My thoughts are with his family.
As Hardball Talk has it:
"Bergman had a 17-year career. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the second round in 1974. He only had 24 plate appearances for New York before being sent to Houston in a multi-player trade following the 1977 season. He played parts of four seasons in Houston and then went to San Francisco along with Jeffrey Leonard in a 1981 trade. In March of 1984 he was part of a large trade that resulted in him — and, more famously, Willie Hernandez — arriving in Detroit from San Francisco and Philadelphia, respectively."
Bergman had a long career with some great teams, but I remember him most on the Tigers. He was a hard worker and a more than decent first baseman. In fact, I loved when he did the hidden ball trick. I found this clip on YouTube, clearly from the old "This week in baseball" show:
Rest in Peace Mr. Bergman.
To the Bergman family... you guys are in our thoughts.
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