Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mike Dotzler

Sent: 6/14/11
Received: 6/24/11
Time: 10 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: 1988 Best Orlando Twins, 1989 ProCards Visalia Oaks
Item Received: 1988 Best Orlando Twins, 1989 ProCards Visalia Oaks.  Both signed in black Sharpie.

The Twins were catcher Mike Dotzler's third organization.  After signing with the Texas Rangers in 1985, he joined the Pittsburgh Pirates system in 1987.  He hit an impressive 11 home runs in 279 at bats during his one year in the Pirates organization and came over to the Twins the next year.  He served as a utility player for the Orlando Twins in 1988, adding first base, third base, and outfield to his repertoire.  He moved down to single A Visalia in 1989 and once again logged most of his time behind the plate.  He hit just .190, though, in his last year of pro ball.

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