Tuesday, 11 August 2015
30 - Matt Drews
Back photo: Might be from an actual game. At least he's throwing towards something or someone.
Better photo?: I'll vote for the back one, just because there is something in the foreground.
Ties to my personal collections: Was part of a trade that sent former Blue Jay Cecil Fielder to the Yankees, accompanying a (then) future Blue Jay Ruben Sierra to the Tigers.
Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 8. About 8 more than I expected for someone who didn't reach the bigs. The power of being a Yankees draft pick!
Wiki-facts:Grandson of former big leaguer Karl Drews. Karl was killed by a drunk driver in 1963.
Google it: There is something called The Matt Drews society. Which taught me that Angelfire is still out there. Last update to the page seems to have been 2002.
How was his strike-shortened 1994? At A-ball in Oneonta, went 7-6 with a 2.10 ERA. That would be the lowest ERA of his career.
Birthday boy: August 29, 1974. Japanese keyboard player Kumi Tanioka was also born that date. If you're a video game fan, you may have heard some of her work.
Up next: 31 - Kurt Abbott.