In the midst of completing a historically-great season with Triple-A Albuquerque, Joc Pederson raffled off his 1994 Buick Century, affectionately nicknamed “Little Chucky,” at an Isotopes home game.
At the time of the raffle, Pederson hit 30 home runs and stole 30 bases, becoming the first Pacific Coast League player to do so since Frank Demaree accomplished the feat in 1934.
In perhaps as much of a surprise as Clayton Kershaw winning the 2014 NL Cy Young Award, Pederson was named the PCL MVP and was one of three Los Angeles Dodgers’ prospects presented with the Branch Rickey Award.
After completing the season with the Isotopes, Pederson then went on to spend September with the Los Angeles Dodgers in what was his first experience at the Major-League level. As for Pederson’s car, it’s now listed on eBay with a buy it now price of $1,2000.
Included in the listing are the following seller’s notes, which detail the car’s character flaws:
Used High Mileage, Faded and Cracked Paint, Windows don’t Work, Light Dents and Scratches, Worn Dash and Missing Plastic Mold Frame Around where the stereo is. Air Conditioner doesn’t work and you have to wiggle the steering wheel to get the key to turn at times.
While the car is certainly far from peak condition, it could be a bargain value should Pederson explode onto the scene with the Dodgers in 2015. The team is reportedly shopping their current group of outfielders not named Yasiel Puig and a trade could open the door for more playing time for Pederson.
Pederson appeared in 18 games last season with the Dodgers and hit .143 with 11 strikeouts in 38 plate appearances.