Saturday, 11 April 2020
110 - Chris Gomez
Back photo: A swing and a miss? hit? pop-up?
Better photo?: Easy win for the front photo.
Ties to my personal collections: Spent a year with the Blue Jays in 2004. His only Jays card was in Topps Total.
Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 10
Wiki-facts: "His first major league hit was a triple on July 22 off Kansas City Royals pitcher Frank DiPino."
Google it: A fairly common name, sharing it with a pitcher for the Pitt Panthers and an MMA fighter coming up on the first page.
How was his strike shortened 1994? 8 HR and 53 RBI with a .257 average.
Birthday boy: June 16, 1971. Another MLBer who would play for the Tigers was born that date - Fernando Hernandez. Gomez would be in San Diego by then. It was also the birthday of 3-game NFLer Andre President. The biggest name was outside the sporting world - Tupac was born that day. John Reith, co-founder of the BBC died that day.
Up Next: 111 - Luis Gonzalez