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Names I Can’t Believe Aren’t Famous: Eric Plunk & Bob Walk

25 Aug

Today, here is a look at two pitchers with names that you wouldn’t want to have as pitchers, compliments of 1988 Donruss.

1988 Donruss - Eric Plunk

First, Eric Plunk – as in, got plunked, see here – who put together a pretty decent career, primarily as a reliever, including some playoff appearances with the strong Cleveland teams (strong… Cleveland… teams… try saying that without smirking) of the mid-1990’s.  Plunk didn’t end up being a great playoff performer, but at least he got there.

1988 Donruss - Bob Walk

Next up, Bob Walk.  For a guy with a name like that, he too had a solid career.  He won the World Series with the Phillies as a rookie in 1980, won the NL East with the Braves in 1982, and also with the Pirates in 1990, 1991 and 1992.  He posted a career record of 105-81 and now works as a broadcaster in Pittsburgh.  The Pirates even did a bobblehead night for him at PNC Park.  Not bad, I say.

So, Plunk and Walk, I salute your efforts to become pitchers in the first place, and for getting to be pretty good at it.  Well played.

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