Thursday, January 10, 2008
#16 Kirk McCaskill
Why this card is awesome: Because the "This Way to the Clubhouse" feature on the back reveals that current Tampa Bay Rays manager, Joe Maddon, was a scout with the Angels way back when. McCaskill's also sporting a nice set of pearly whites.
Cool stat: Fifteen pitchers since 1977 have lost 19 or more games in a season. (It's been done a total of 16 times, since Jose DeLeon did it twice.) McCaskill is one of those 15, but he's got the fourth best ERA+, at 96, and really did not pitch so poorly to deserve 19 losses.