Wednesday, 11 October 2017
85 - Joey Cora
Front photo: Making a tag from a sprawling position.
Back photo: Fielding a grounder.
Better photo?: The front photo is definitely a unique one for cards, especially for a non-catcher. The photo is a tad blurry, though.
Ties to my personal collections: None.
Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 14
Wiki-facts: "Cora took over as interim manager for the Miami Marlins on April 10, 2012 in the wake of Ozzie Guillen's 5-game suspension for comments related to Fidel Castro." I have to admit I didn't think I'd be referencing Castro is any of these entries.
Google it: After Hurricane Maria, Joey has been writing messages referencing Puerto Rico on his helmet. He's the 3rd base coach in Pittsburgh.
How was his stike shortened 1994? 2 HR, 30 RBI with a .276 average in his last season with the White Sox.
Birthday boy: May 14, 1965. Isidro Marquez, who pitched in a handful of games in 1995 for the White Sox was the second MLBer born that date. There were 3 future NFLers that came into the world as well on 5/14/65, Dave Widell, Kelvin Martin and Darren Twombly. There's nobody else in the *-reference world from that date, but Irish author Eoin Colfer was also born that date.
Up Next: 86 - Tim Costo