Tuesday, 18 August 2015

31 - Kurt Abbott

Front photo:  A swing!

Back photo: The follow through. Maybe even from the same swing. Given the camera angles, unlikely, but that it is the type of thing UD would do.

Better photo?: I'll vote for the back one, since his facial expression seems a little silly in the first one.

Ties to my personal collections: A future Met! He'd play 2000 for them, appearing in 79 games. He got a base card as a Met in 2001 Topps, but was a Brave that season, as his career came to a close with 9 AB in 6 games.

Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 8.

Wiki-facts: Has been a a Sheriff's Deputy since 2006. It doesn't have any word on what effect a 2012 DUI had on that.

Google it: I can't find anything about his post DUI, just that he was suspended around that time. On a better note, he earned a commendation in April 2006 for rescuing a resident trapped inside a burning building

How was his strike-shortened 1994? He was traded to the Marlins in late 1993. There, he batted .249 with 9 HR and 33 RBI.

Birthday boy: June 2, 1969. Nobody at any of the *-reference sites has anyone other than Kurt listed as being born that date. Cy Chadwick, British actor/producer, is the only one wikipedia lists as being born that date.

Up next: 32 - Luis Alicea.

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