Monday, 16 January 2017
74 - Vinny Castilla
Back photo: Running the bases.
Better photo?: Easily the back photo, since you can see the distinctive wall of Wrigley as well as a player making a defensive play as Castilla heads to third.
Ties to my personal collections: When I bought a box of Hometown Heroes to send to the Super Traders, Castilla was the only player I ended up sending out, as the rest of the players were on unclaimed teams.
Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 16
Wiki-facts: "In 2008, he was a player-manager for the Naranjeros de Hermosillo in the Mexican Pacific League." His entry might have the worst photo on it for a notable player.
Google it: Nothing interesting on the first page.
How was his stike shortened 1994? .331 AVE with 3 HR and 18 RBI over 52 games.
Birthday boy: July 4, 1967. Vinny Castilla may have been born on that particular 4th of July, but nobody else in the *-reference sites was. Over in wikiland, Canadian TV personality Andy Walker (G4Tech TV) is the most familiar name to me listed on that date.
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