Monday, 7 December 2015
39 - Luis Aquino
Back photo: Generic pitching photo.
Better photo?: Both very teal, but the front is more different.
Ties to my personal collections: Made his debut as a Toronto Blue Jay, landing cards in 1987 Topps and Donruss. Was also a Montreal Expo, but never got any cards while in Montreal for 1995.
Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 5
Wiki-facts: Apparently, he's #80 on the list of the greatest Kansas City Royals of all-time.
Google it: There is a trumpeter by that name as well. That's relevant, since this is what appears when you google "Luis Aquino".
How was his strike-shortened 1994? Went 6-8 for the Marlins with an ERA of 3.42. Not too bad for a reliever on an expansion team.
Birthday boy: May 19, 1964 via baseball-reference, but 1965 on the card and via wikipedia. Majority rules and I'll say 1965. One season NFLer Troy Stedman was born on that date. 2 season Boston Celtic Michael Smith was also born that day. That's tie #2 to one of my PCs. Outside the sporting world, 1987 Miss Universe Cecilia Bolocco is another 5-19-64 baby.
Up next: 40 - Jack Armstrong