Front photo: Pop-up on the infield!
Back photo: Ground ball, complete with a cameo from an anonymous base runner.
Better photo?: The front, for both uniqueness of the shot and the Mets logo in the background.
Ties to my personal collections: Nothing direct.
Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 3
Wiki-facts: "Batiste went on to play in the independent Atlantic League, batting .233 in 12 games in 2003 for the Atlantic City Surf in his final professional season."
Google it: On the first page, there is a video of him going from goat to hero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK513xQFLFo on the first page of the results, as he went from a throwing error to a walk-off winning hit.
How was his strike-shortened 1994? Went .234 with 1 HR and 13 and RBI over 64 games.
Birthday boy: March 15, 1968. Nobody listed at the *-reference.com was born that date, but he does share it with TV host and singer Mark McGrath.
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