Thursday, January 17, 2008

#32 Mike Morgan



Why this card is awesome: It's a fantastic action shot of Morgan warming up during the 7th inning of a tie game in Seattle. Seriously, back then, that's how many Mariners fans were in the seats of the Kingdome. (OK, joke's over..Morgan was a starter back then anyway.)

Cool stat: This one surprised me. Morgan's got the lowest winning percentage all-time for a player with at least 400 career starts. And not only that, but he's way out in the lead. For #2 Bob Friend to have equaled him, Friend would need to have had 30 more losses on his record! #3 Steve Trachsel would need 32 more losses (without another win) to catch Morgan. Geez!

5 comments:

Andy said...

More about Mike Morgan and this record here.

TwinsCards said...

.431 for a career, but .667 with the Twins! Why did we ever get rid of this guy!

Bo said...

The pic is actually in Tiger Stadium. Topps took a lot of pictures of guys warming up on the foul-territory bullpen mound; 87 Topps Steve Carlton and 92 Topps Ed Nunez jump to mind...

ozz said...

Tiger Stadium had a very distinctive blue look to it.

wakmastera said...

A LOT of Ken Griffey Jrs early Topps cards are taken at Tiger Stadium.