Saturday, 30 May 2015
22 - Wayne Gomes
Back photo: Due to the fact that there's nobody else on the field, I'll call it a posed photo as well.
Better photo?: It isn't a band photo, so he can get away with a chain link fence on his card.
Ties to my personal collections: Most similar players as per baseball reference are a pair of former Blue Jays, Giovanni Carrara and Cliff Politte. Was also once traded for former Blue Jay Felipe Crespo. There's one more in birthday boy, but it isn't a sports tie-in.
Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 2
Wiki-facts: After his retirement, he opened the Virginia Baseball Academy in Suffolk, VA. He
How was his strike-shortened 1994? Spent it in the minors as A-level Clearwater.
Birthday boy: January 15, 1973. While he does match up perfectly with a soccer player from Egypt in Essam El-Hadary, there's a death on that date that interests me much more, as a MSTie. Coleman Francis passed away on that date - the man who brought us The Beast of Yucca Flats, The Skydivers and Red Zone Cuba.
"Drink Night Train go to the basketball game, throw up under the bleachers..."
Up next: 23 - Jeff Granger.