Jul 25, 2015

Inkquest: Pat Gillick: 2008 Phillies

Let's start off the Inkquest with a Hall of Famer since it is induction weekend.  Pat Gillick was inducted into the HOF in 2011 through the Veteran's Committee.  He was an executive, as noted on the card, who had presided over successful eras of 4 teams, including the Phillies of 2008.

Role on the 2008 Phillies: Pat Gillick was the GM and head man of the front office for the Phillies from 2006-2008, stepping down after the World Series triumph of 2008.  His most significant trades and signings that contributed to the victory were trading for Brad Lidge during the 2007 offseason (for Geoff Geary, Michael Bourn, and Mike Costanzo), picking up Matt Stairs in August 2008 for Fabio Castro, and trading for Jamie Moyer and Joe Blanton without giving up much of anything.  His most shrewd free agent signing was picking up Jayson Werth during the 2006 offseason.

Card Facts: This is a 2012 Leaf Memories autographed card numbered 25/25, an autographed parallel of the base set.  This was purchased on ebay. 

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