Saturday, August 4, 2018

Jason Standridge

Somehow last winter I had missed the story that the Marines had released Jason Standbridge.  It had suddenly clicked with me about a week ago that he wasn't playing and a day or two later the news broke that he had announced his retirement.

Standridge had spent some time in the majors with Tampa Bay, Texas, Cincinnati and Kansas City before joining the Hawks mid-way through the 2007 season.  He spent 2008 with the Hawks before returning to the US.  He started 2009 in the Marlins organization but was released shortly after the season started and ended up spending the rest of the season with Somerset of the independent Atlantic League.  After signing with the Phiillies for 2010 and being released during spring training he returned to Japan and joined the Hanshin Tigers.  He spent four years with the Tigers before returning to the Hawks in 2014.  He spent two seasons in Fukuoka, helping the Hawks win the Nippon Series in both years.  He moved on to the Marines in 2016.  He'd played in Japan long enough that he would no longer counted against the foreign player limit had he played this season.

Here's a card of his from each team he had a stint with:

2008 BBM 1st Version #293

2012 Calbee #060

2014 Calbee #195

2017 BBM Marines #M29

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