Obscure Spotlight: Butch Huskey

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  • I thought I remembered Butch Huskey playing more than one season for the Red Sox. I remember his 1999 season in Boston, but it turns out Huskey played just 45 games that year. He had just 131 plate appearances in a Sox uniform. Also, remember when he smashed into that wall on Futuristic Uniform Day at the  Metrodome?

  • Huskey played a majority of his 7-year career at Shea Stadium for the Mets. He made his debut on September 8, 1993, for New York. That day, Astros’ rookie phenom Darryl Kile no-hit Huskey and the Mets.
  • 1997 was Huskey’s best season. He hit 24 homers and drove in 81 for New York. However a disappointing 1998 season left Butch Huskey unemployed. He signed with the Mariners that offseason, but played only until July for the M’s, before Seattle traded him to Boston. Between those two teams Huskey had a solid year, hitting 22 combined home runs and collecting 77 RBI.
  • 2000 saw another lackluster performance by Huskey, and he was traded once again, this time by the Twins, with whom he had signed in January of 2000. Minnesota sent Huskey and Todd Walker to the Rockies for Todd Sears and cash (hopefully a lot of cash).  He never played in the Majors after that season. Huskey finishes with a .760 OPS in 642 MLB games. He played parts of seven seasons.
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