Rafael Santana

Rafael Francisco Santana de la Cruz
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Born: January 31, 1958 in LaRomana, DR
Signed: 1976 by the New York Yankees
Acquired: as a free agent, January 1984
Departed: traded to the New York Yankees with Victor Garcia for
Darren Reed, Phil Lombardi, and Steve Frey, December 1987

 

Rafael's major-league résumé may not look that impressive, but the fact is, he was the starting shortstop for the 1986 World Championship team that won 108 regular-season games. He is pictured here on his 1987 Donruss Opening Day card. Six more cards and a photo are shown below.

    

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BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1983 StL NL  30   14   1   3  0  0  0   2   3  0  1   2   2   1   0  0 .353 .214 .214
1984 *METS*  51  152  14  42 11  1  1  12  58  0  3  17   9   0   1  0 .317 .382 .276
1985 *METS* 154  529  41 136 19  1  1  29 160  1  0  54  29   0   4  2 .295 .302 .257
1986 *METS* 139  394  38  86 11  0  1  28 100  0  0  43  36   2   1  3 .285 .254 .218
1987 *METS* 139  439  41 112 21  2  5  44 152  1  1  57  29   1   0  1 .302 .346 .255
1988 N Y AL 148  480  50 115 12  1  4  38 141  1  2  61  33   1   5  2 .289 .294 .240
1990 Cle AL   7   13   3   3  0  0  1   3   6  0  0   0   0   0   0  0 .231 .462 .231
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METS TOTALS 483 1514 134 376 62  4  8 113 470  2  4 171 103   3   6  6 .296 .310 .248
OTHER CLUBS 185  507  54 121 12  1  5  43 150  1  3  63  35   2   5  2 .289 .296 .239
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CAREER TOTS 668 2021 188 497 74  5 13 156 620  3  7 234 138   5  11  8 .295 .307 .246

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This is a list of the Rafael Santana cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.

1980s Team-Issued Photo

1980 Nashville Sounds team set

1984 TCMA Tidewater Tides #16

1985 Donruss #610
1985 Fleer #90
1985 TCMA Mets Postcards #29
1985 Topps #67
1985 Topps Tiffany #67

1986 Donruss #319
1986 Fleer #93
1986 O-Pee-Chee #102
1986 TCMA Mets Postcards #22
1986 Topps #587

1987 Donruss #569
1987 Donruss Opening Day #126
1987 Fleer #21
1987 Fleer Tiffany #21
1987 Leaf #167
1987 Topps #378

1988 Donruss #633
1988 Donruss Baseball's Best #273
1988 Fleer #149
1988 Panini Stickers #344
1988 Score #316
1988 Score Glossy #316
1988 Score Rookie & Traded #54T
1988 Score Rookie & Traded Glossy #54T
1988 Topps #233
1988 Topps Big #246
1988 Topps Traded #101T

1984 TCMA

1985 Topps Tiffany

1986 Fleer

1987 Topps

1989 Bowman #174
1989 Donruss #309
1989 Fleer #268
1989 Panini Stickers #407
1989 Score #296
1989 Score Nat West New York Yankees #11
1989 Topps #792
1989 Topps Big #192
1989 Topps Stickers #313
(uncut)
1989 Upper Deck #216

1988 Donruss Baseball's Best

1989 Donruss

1990 O-Pee-Chee #651
1990 Publications International Stickers
1990 Topps #651

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #344

1992 Fleer/ProCards Baseball City Royals #3861
1992 Nobody Beats the Wiz New York Yankees of the '80's

1993 Fleer/ProCards Wilmington Blue Rocks #2015

1994 Classic Eugene Emeralds #30 (not pictured; team logo; checklist)

2002 Topps Super Teams #135
2002 Topps Super Teams Retrofractor #135
(0599/1986)

2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #121
2005 Topps Retired Signature Edition #TA-RFS
(uncirculated; autographed)

2006 Hero Decks Mets Heroes (six of diamonds)

2013 Hero Decks Mets Heroes (six of diamonds)

Other Rafael Santana memorabilia in my collection:

early 1980s team-issued glossy photo (signed by autopen)

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