Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dave Bergman

I sent this card to Dave Bergman TTM perhaps ten years ago. It was his first card issued as an Astro.

Bergman was originally signed by the Yankees, but after playing only 12 games for them over the course of two seasons (1975 and '77) he was traded to the Astros, where he would play from 1978 to 1981.

Following his career with the Astros he played with the Giants and later with the Tigers. It was with the Tigers that he broke up a no-hitter by Nolan Ryan (which he discusses in part three of the video below).

Dave could have started playing ball right out of high school with the Cubs but decided to go to college instead. He obtained his business degree from Illinois State University, which paved the way for a career after pro sports. You can see what he's up to these days here:

Sent off TTM on 12/11/99; received 12/27/99

Three part video series conducted for "From Glory Days":

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