Monday, January 14, 2008

#22 Greg Swindell

They are coming fast and furious now!

Why this card is awesome: Because of the mystery extra baseball. See it? It's a little bit below and to the right of the ball in Swindell's hand. I would have guessed that this photo was taken during batting practice, and that ball was one getting tossed in from the outfield. But then why is there an umpire on the field? I'm a bit puzzled.

Cool stat: Who hit the most homers off Greg Swindell? With a number of guesses, you might get it: Jose Canseco, with 7. But who hit the second most? You could probably guess all day and not come up with it. The answer is Randy Milligan (tied with Cal Ripken at 6.) Incidentally, Milligan didn't more than 2 homers off anybody else.

5 comments:

TwinsCards said...

Signed as a Free Agent by the Twins in 1997. On the downswing of a once promising career, he pitched in 117 games for the Twins between 97-98. Only one of those was a start (against the Blue Jays) and he gave up 5 runs in 3.2 innings, giving up 2 homers to Benito Santiago.

LKWDLYNX said...

With the umpire standing out in the outfield behind the shortstop I am guessing this picture was taken in between innings. The ball you see in the background is the ball being thrown by the outfielder's warming up.

Andy said...

Oh yeah, that makes sense. Thanks.

biggdbo said...

Not to sound smug or sarcastic, but judging by the size of the ball in the photo, it is likely being thrown by the infielders warming up.

Andy said...

You don't sound smug or sarcastic. Clearly you aren't trying hard enough.