Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Deck the Halls

I'm scared to post any more of the great Brewers cards I've been able to pick up on the cheap this off season for fear that the team will lose those players.  It's already happened to Corey Hart and there are the rumors about Rickie Weeks.  

So I'll post a nice auto card of a guy whose already a former Brewer.  Hall spent 8 years in Milwaukee. Getting called up late in September 2002 and becoming a regular fixture on the team in 2005.  Hall is one of those guys I never got to see play, but who's likeness graced tons of cards in my team sets in the 8 years he played with the team.  Hall was a utility player for the team playing shortstop, outfield, and on the bases. His best season was 2006 and after signing a big contract with Milwaukee began his downward slide.

In August 2009, Bill was traded to Seattle and then Seattle traded him to Boston in early 2010. In Boston, Hall became a super utility player even playing pitcher for a game and stuck out all three batters he faced.

In 2011 he played for the Astros and the Giants, his time there was less than memorable.
In 2012, Hall signed a minor league contract with the Yankees and after not making the team after Spring Training opted out of the contract and signed with the Orioles and got called up in May, but ended up back in the minor later that year.

This year Hall signed a minor league contract with the Angels, but was released in May due to the fact he couldn't hit.  After that Bill signed up with the Long Island Ducks a team in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, which has no affiliation with the MLB.

Whew.  Anyways I was able to pick up this great Hall auto for a buck plus shipping.  If Bill's back in Long Island next year I might have to TTM him.

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