Daryl Irvine played for a pretty short time with the Boston Red Sox. He appeared in 41 games over three seasons between 1990 and 1992. He played in an era where I wasn't cognitively following the team, but I was actively collecting baseball cards at the few moments before the baseball card collecting business totally bottomed out. I might have a 1991 Topps Daryl Irvine duplicate for every game he appeared in. It felt like every new pack had several Daryl Irvine cards stuffed into them. Each pack came with 15 cards, but I swear it was really 13 cards and two Daryl Irvine's. I might need to take a trip to my parents' basement and see if I can find a few of my Daryl Irvine cards.
Though he only appeared in 41 games, he did manage to close out 19 games without earning a single save. Most of his appearances were in mop-up situations, but if you look at his game logs in 1992, he had several games where he kept it close. That's the life of a reliever, where a few bad games of adding gasoline to the opposition's hitters makes the rest of the year look like garbage. He was a traditional long reliever in a way you don't see anymore, aside from Andrew Miller.
You can buy a Daryl Irvine 1991 Topps card on Ebay for anywhere from .99 cents to $19.99 for a mint Desert Shield stamped edition. It seems only the Desert Shield edition has previously sold.
Daryl Irvine was drafted by the Red Sox in the first round of the 1985 draft, but it was the second time they had drafted him, and third overall(Blue Jays also drafted him between the Sox picks), but it was third time he finally signed. Greg Vaughn was drafted right before him, and he was in the draft class that included other future MLB players Todd & Mel Stottlemyre, and Chuck Finley.
Though his career was short and the overall numbers don't look too impressive, Irvine can tell the world that he struck out future Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk, and only allowed 3 career home runs in 63.1 innings.
Daryl Irvine turns 53 today, and I couldn't find much about where he is these days. I hope he enjoys his day!