Donnie Baseball: Don Mattingly Talks About His Iconic 1984 Donruss Rookie Card, His Career and More


The decade of the 1980s saw the arrival of a lot of great hitters. There was Tony Gwynn, Rickey Henderson, Barry Bonds, Kirby Puckett, Tim Raines, Wade Boggs, Ryne Sandberg, Will Clark, Mark McGwire and Barry Larkin to name just a few. The decade began with George Brett, an eight-year veteran at the time, making a serious run at the lofty and elusive .400 batting mark, falling just short but winning the batting title at .390. The decade ended with 19-year-old Ken Griffey Jr. making his major league debut during the 1989 season. And then there was Don Mattingly. Playing…

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