Thursday, January 10, 2008
#14 Sparky Anderson
Why this card is awesome: Because Sparky Anderson is showing off a classic managerial pose, and looking crusty while doing it. Do you realize that, born in 1934, Anderson was only 53 when this photo was taken? He looks at least 65 to me.
Cool stat: Did you ever look at Anderson's major league batting record? He played one year with the Phillies in 1959, and didn't hit all that well (not to mention his poor SB%.) He did hit pretty nicely against Sandy Koufax: 2-for-8 with a double and three walks.