Thursday, January 24, 2008

#59 Danny Cox



Why this card is awesome: Because he was born in England, jolly old chap! To date, there have been 33 major-leaguers born in England.

Cool stat: Checking out Cox's main B-R page, you can see that he led the league in anything just once: hit batsmen in 1984. Even then, it was just 7 hit batters, which seems like a low total to me to lead the league. Indeed, if you hit the page for year-by-year leaders in HBP, you can see that 7 is a really low number. The total has been higher in both leagues every year since then. Cox had a pretty interesting career that I am shortchanging with this meaningless stat. Oh well.


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5 comments:

Luke said...

Another future bucco! Dan was a great aquisiton in 92, but looking at his stats, they should of re signed him for another year, but at least he didn't: he has himself a ring w/ the jays

i've always said: play for the bucs, you'll win a ring (with someone else)...

Bob said...

I was happy to see him leave. Let's fast forward to the John Tudor card!

Andy said...

Fast forward to John Tudor?!?!?!? (For anyone who doesn't know, Tudor is the last card in the set.)

Aren't you looking forward to all the rest of the giveaways?

Bob said...

I'm looking forward to the next disaster of Malibu, the feast. That being said, it was a joke.

MMayes said...

I remember a story circulating in the mid-80's when Danny was in the Cardinal rotation that batters weren't the only thing he hit. Supposedly, on a day off, he hopped a plane to go visit his sister's husband just to punch him in the mouth.