Friday, 22 April 2016

52 - Dante Bichette

52 - Dante Bichette

Front photo: Generic shot stepping into the batter's box.

Back photo: Arriving in safe at the bag.

Better photo?: An easy win for the action photo on the back.

Ties to my personal collections: Came to Colorado in a trade that sent Kevin Reimer, a member of my CanCon PC, to Milwaukee.

Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 10

Wiki-facts: Hit both the first home run in franchise history, and the first home run in Coors Field history, both off the Mets. Sounds about right for mid 90s Mets. Bret Saberhagen was the victim for first one in team history.

Google it: Here's video of the Coors Field shot, of which further googling lead to Mike Remlinger being the victim

How was his strike-shortened 1994? Was an All-Star, hitting 27/95 with a .304 average.

Birthday boy: November 18, 1963. Former Washington Redskin Todd Bowles was also born on that date. The late Len Bias was born that date as well, and according to wikipedia, the first push button phone went into use that day.

Up Next: #53 - Jeff Blauser

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