Friday, January 18, 2008
#35 Harold Baines
Why this card is awesome: Because of the very cool number on the uniform pants, although if it were me I'd probably prefer it a bit lower on the leg. And I also like the beard.
Cool stat: Led by only Don Mattingly, Baines is my second-favorite player from the 80s. It's well-known that Baines was very consistent, and he hit just about equally well against all opposing teams. If you check out his career splits at B-R.com, you can see that his splits were virtually identical at home vs. road, or in the first half or the second half. Home he was .290/.361/.468, away he was .289/.351/.461, first half he was .290/.359/.462, and second half he was .289/.352/.468. No gaps as big as even 10 points!