Sunday, June 26, 2011
Time: 15 Days
Item Sent: 1993 Fleer/ProCards Fort Wayne Wizards, 1994 Fleer/ProCards Nashville Xpress
Item Received: 1993 Fleer/ProCards Fort Wayne Wizards, 1994 Fleer/ProCards Nashville Xpress. Both signed in black Sharpie.
The Twins drafted first baseman Ken Tirpack out of Ohio State in the 21st round of the 1992 draft. For the first couple of years, at least, it looked like a steal. He put up a .943 OPS at short-season Elizabethton in 1992 and carried that over to Fort Myers in 1993, where he hit .294 with 9 homers and 70 RBI. As so often happens, though, he started struggling while advancing to the higher levels of the minor leagues. By the middle of 1995, he was out of affiliated ball and playing for Aberdeen of the independent Prairie League. Since retiring from pro ball, he has spent time as a youth baseball instructor and as a scout for the Cleveland Indians.