Friday, 29 December 2017

88 - Ron Darling

Front photo: Reacting to something?

Back photo: Pitching

Better photo?: Whatever he was reacting to deserved a full extension with the horizontal photo. I'll pick that one.

Ties to my personal collections: Former Met, and also a former Expo. He never received any cards from his 3 game (0-2, 7.41) stint in Montreal.

Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 44

Wiki-facts: "Darling began his college career for the Yale Bulldogs in the Ivy League as a position player, and did not pitch regularly until his sophomore season."

Google it: There are so many fun things when you search through his video results. How about him discussing the curveball with Neil Degrasse Tyson?

How was his strike shortened 1994? Was co-leader in the league with 25 games started, going 10-11 with a 4.50 ERA.

Birthday boy: August 19, 1960. Sap Randall, who played  4 games with the White Sox was also born that date. There's a Hall of Famer born that date, NFL kicker Morten Andersen. Morten shares the day with a teammate in New Orleans, QB Bobby Hebert.

Up Next: 89 - Danny Darwin

Monday, 11 December 2017

87 - Chad Curtis

87 - Chad Curtis

Front photo: It exists.

Back photo: It exists.

Better photo?: It doesn't matter.

Ties to my personal collections: Thankfully, none.

Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 33

Wiki-facts: "Curtis was convicted in 2013 of sexually assaulting three underage girl students while he was a volunteer weight-room strength trainer at Lakewood High School, in Lake Odessa, Michigan, and is serving 7–15 years in prison as a felon."

As for something baseball related:

"In May 1997, after Curtis objected to lyrics of a rap song teammate Kevin Mitchell was playing in the clubhouse, and shut off the clubhouse stereo, he exchanged punches with Mitchell, who threw him over a ping pong table."

Google it: He just lost a 1.8 million dollar lawsuit from one of his student victims.

How was his strike shortened 1994? .256 with 11 HR and 50 RBI.

Birthday boy: November 6, 1968. Actress Kelly Rutherford is lucky enough to share her birth date with him.

Up Next: 88 - Ron Darling

Saturday, 2 December 2017

86 - Tim Costo

86 - Tim Costo

Front photo: On the way to first base.

Back photo: Talking (yelling?) at somebody.

Better photo?: A dull combination.

Ties to my personal collections: He spent 1998 with the Jays minor league affiliate in Syracuse.

Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 2

Wiki-facts: "He had a nine-year minor League career."

Google it: He's now the head baseball school at McCallie, a boarding school in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

How was his stike shortened 1994? Must have been hurt, as he only had 19 games with the Reds AAA affiliate. Batted .194 with 5 RBI and 0 HR.

Birthday boy: February 16, 1969. Nothing from the *-reference world that date, but my wrestling fandom notes that David "Gangrel" Heath was also born that date.

Up Next: 87 - Chad Curtis Oh boy...