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1992 and 1993 Upper Deck Dmitri Young

The other day I posted Livan Hernandez’ rookie card to honor his place as the Nats’ all-time wins leader. Well, guess who the Nats’ all-time batting leader is with a .310 average? That’s right, it’s Da Meathook.

Here’s Dmitri as a young man (via cardboard), and there’s so much to love. First, how impossibly young he is. Second, that he played third base and was expected to be “a Terry Pendleton-type.” Third, that he “hit .564 in high school — and that was as a seventh grader.” Fourth, that he carried a book titled “Dmitri’s Approach to Hitting .300” in his back pocket. I could go on.

D.C. sports fan and digital media guy that's been doing this since 2004. Once threw a football further than Chris Cooley.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Terps77

    September 17, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    Must have excerpts from this ‘Dmitri Young’s Guide to Hitting .300’…

  2. Mac G

    September 17, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    I did not even recognize the skinny hook in that card. I have his Nats bobblehead in my pad, which is already a “who is that?” from visitors.

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