Al Pedrique was a light-hitting shortstop who spent three seasons in the Major Leagues. His best year came in 1987, when he hit .301 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to his Wikipedia page, that was good enough to get Pedrique on the National League All-Star team… in Nintendo RBI Baseball. 🙂
Pedrique got his start with the Mets, signing as an amateur free agent in 1978. He made his big league debut with the Mets in 1987, but was traded over to Pittsburgh for Bill Almon at the end of May.
After his playing career ended, Pedrique went into coaching. In 2004, he served as interim manager of a dreadful Arizona Diamondbacks team. Pedrique now works in the Houston Astros organization.
I promise I’ll get back to major league cards tomorrow 🙂