Saturday, 20 June 2015
24 - Steve Soderstrom
Back photo: Unless that ballpark has a fence within a few paces of the mound, I'll call this one posed as well.
Better photo?: Trees in the background are always nice. The front.
Ties to my personal collections: Was originally drafted by the Mets in 1990 in the 15th round. Didn't sign with them.
Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 4
Wiki-facts: He currently runs a baseball teaching facility in Turlock, CA. Only had 3 big league appearances, all starts, going 2-0 with an ERA of 5.27 in 1996.
Google it: He's actually the co-owner of the Backyard Sports Academy.
How was his strike-shortened 1994? Spent his time at Class A San Jose, where he went 2-3 with a 4.20 ERA.
Birthday boy: April 3, 1972. Matches up with nobody on any of the team sports reference sites. but does match up with former tennis player Sandrine Testud, who has 3 singles championships and was ranked #9 in the world at one point. In Hollywood, actresses Jennie Garth (90210) and Leigh-Allyn Baker (Will & Grace) were also born that date.
Up next: 25 - Trot Nixon.