Thursday, 25 December 2014

#9 - Shawn Green

Front photo: This is definitely a BP photo.

Back photo: N/A..

Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 41. More if you want to count bullet lists.

Wiki-facts:  Following up Alex Gonzalez, who had a guest appearance on the CBC show The Newsroom, Shawn appeared on episodes of Numb3rs and the Nick Cannon show during his days with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Baseball miscellany: Got a World Series ring for 1993, despite only 3 games and 6 plate appearances. Would get the Topps Rookie trophy on his card, but would have to wait until 1996 for that. Is one of 16 players with 4 home runs in a game, and the second so far in this set, following Carlos Delgado.

How was his strike-shortened 1994?: Hit his first RBI over 14 games.

Birthday boy: Born November 10, 1972. Shares a birthdate with former big leaguer Greg LaRocca, and former NFLer Isaac Bruce. Bruce was the last Los Angeles Rams alumni to retire. No other people at the various *-reference sites share that birthday.

Ties to my Personal Collections: Would play with the Mets as well as Toronto.

Next up: #10 - Butch Huskey

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