Thursday, January 17, 2008

#33 Rob Deer



Why this card is awesome: In what we believe were the days before steroids and other PEDs, Deer has an awesomely classic power hitter stroke on display in this picture.

Cool stat: There have been 28 seasons in history where a batter hit at least 20 HR while slugging under .400. Deer did it twice. Read all about it here.

5 comments:

Jeff said...

664 cards until Steve Lombardozzi!!!

Andy said...

I'm trying to post 25 cards a week, meaning we should get there in July or August.

Matt said...

This seems like a good place to point to
this Baseball Prospectus article about the Rob Deer Fan Club and Three True Outcomes.

Bo said...

Actually, like the Landreaux and Wilkerson cards, if you look at his eyes, looks to be a ground ball down the third base line, probably foul.

MMayes said...

Rob only hit the ball 261 times in '87 and kept it in the park (474 AB + 1 SF - 186 Ks - 28 HRs), including his 1 SF. I find it amazing that Topps may have captured one of those rare moments.