Saturday, 25 July 2015
28 - Brooks Kieschnick
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.