Wednesday, January 23, 2008

#55 Phil Bradley

Why this card is awesome: Holy cow, have you ever seen a baseball card that discusses (in a full sentence) a batting stat that involves more than 1000 at-bats? The way it's written on the back, it makes it sound like Bradley was batting 12 times per game.

Cool stat: Bradley hit a great home run that was lost for all time. The Phillies played in the first night game at Wrigley Field on August 8, 1988 and he led off the game with a home run. Unfortunately, rain came and washed that game away. So if you peruse the Cubs schedule from 1988, there is no record of an August 8th game, and the Mets get credit as being the first actual visiting team for a night game, coming on August 9th. Read about it here, third story down.

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