Thursday, 23 June 2016

57 - Ricky Bones

57 - Ricky Bones

Front photo: Post-game interview? Pre-game interview?

Back photo: Playing with his invisible telescope.

Better photo?: The invisible telescope is rarer than the interview shot. So there's that. Of note, he's the first Brewer I've posted in this set.
Parallel: Silver Signature

Ties to my personal collections: Current bullpen coach for the Mets.

Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 7

Wiki-facts: His last name is pronounced Bow (as it bow and arrow) ness.. Imagine my disappointment back in the day when I learned it wasn't pronounced like you would in skull & crossbones.

Google it: The 4th result is for something called "Hideous Ballplayer Week".

How was his stike shortened 1994? Went 10-9 with a respectable ERA of 3.43.

Birthday boy: April 7, 1969. In another tie to my PC, original Ottawa Senator Rob Murphy was also born that date. NFL veteran Ricky Watters was born that day as well, as was former Pro-Wrestler Darren Drozdov. Wikipedia also lists April 7, 1969 as the symbolic birthday of the Internet.

Up Next: #58 - Bobby Bonilla

Monday, 13 June 2016

56 - Tom Bolton

56 - Tom Bolton

Front photo: Generic pitching photo.

Back photo: Another generic pitching photo.

Better photo?:  A bland draw.

Ties to my personal collections: None.

Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 3.

Wiki-facts: Other wiki Tom Boltons are a clown (4 paragraphs), a British politician (6) and an astronomer (4).

Google it: The only appearance of this Tom Bolton on the first page of Tom Bolton google search results are a link to his baseball-reference page. That's still better than Steve "I'm not the Making of a Murderer guy" Avery.

How was his stike shortened 1994? Went for 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA over 22 games as an Oriole. This was his last season in the big leagues.

Birthday boy: May 6, 1962. Dwight Drane, who spent 6 seasons as a DB with the Buffalo Bills was born that date. No ties to my PC though, as Drane had no cards over his career.

Other than coming across other Tom Boltons, that was pretty blah.

Up Next: #57 - Ricky Bones