Normally I use Throwback Thursdays for players before the 90s, but due to a lack of time and the fact that I was given this card from a friend out of those repack Target "guaranteed autos" packs I thought it was a good time to highlight the baseball career of today's subject...
Just Kidding! The fact that anyone makes it to the major leagues is quite an accomplishment so I won't make fun of Emil anymore. Emil was drafted in the 6th round of 1994 draft by the Oakland Athletics. A few years later he was in the majors as a 22 year old playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. His performance in Pittsburgh was what most fans saw of the "talent" levels in Pittsburgh during The Losing Streak years. In parts of 5 seasons wearing black and gold, Emil hit .205 with only a .310 slugging percentage. His best season came during his age 31 and 32 seasons when he was hitting .286 and averaging 16 HR and 84 RBI while a member of the Kansas City Royals. He last played for the New York Mets on June 6th, 2009.