Monday, 3 August 2015
29 - Billy Wagner
Back photo: Something different, an exercising photo.
Better photo?: Definitely the back photograph. Mainly because I haven't seen a photo like that so far.
Ties to my personal collections: Would go on to become one of many heart-attack inducing closers for the Mets in the 2000s.
Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 34.
Wiki-facts: Nickname was "Billy The Kid". How creative. Is a natural right-hander, but learned to throw lefty after two broken arms as a child.
Google it: Twitter handle is wagsk13wjs_e - Let's see. Wags. K. 13. Then I'm lost.
How was his strike-shortened 1994? Entered the season ranked as the #78 ranked prospect. Finished it at #17. Was a starter, going 8-9 with an ERA of 3.29.
Birthday boy: July 25, 1971. One of the original Toronto Raptors, Tracy Murray was born that date. Nobody else from the 4 major team sports lines up with that, but actress Chloë Annett (Red Dwarf) and country singer Roger Creager were also born 7-25-71.
Up next: 30 - Matt Drews. Then we move on to the standard base set.