Saturday, 25 July 2015

28 - Brooks Kieschnick

Front photo: Posed photo.

Back photo: Seems cropped way too tightly to be from an actual game. I'll really be glad to work my way out of these staged photos.

Better photo?: The bat over both shoulders is a classic pose, especially horizontally.

Ties to my personal collections: No direct ones, but the fact he both pitched and player outfield later

Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 15

Wiki-facts: Was one of the inaugural members of the College Baseball Hall of Fame, and has had his number retired by the University of Texas.

Google it: You can follow him on twitter at @kiesch23. It isn't verified, but who the hell would try to impersonate Brooks Kieschnick on twitter?

How was his strike-shortened 1994? Was at AA Orlando. Didn't pitch, but batted .282 with 14 homer runs and 55 RBIs.

Birthday boy: June 6, 1972. One of my favourite names to say in baseball was born that date - Tony Graffanino. A couple short term NBAers, Frankie King and James Scott, were also born that date. A player with a more famous NHL brother in Marko Kiprusoff is a 6-6-72 baby. Outside the pro sports world, Today's Natalie Morales is another one.

It is nice to have a rather busy day in this category.

Up next: 29 - Billy Wagner.

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