Saturday, January 26, 2008

#66 Shane Rawley



Why this card is awesome: Because 66s are wild on this card. It's card #66, and Rawley had 66 strikeouts in his first year on the card, and 66 walks in his last year on the card.

Cool stat: In 1983, Rawley completed 13 games despite just a .500 record. Since 1980, just 5 pitchers have had more CGs in a season with a .500 or worse record.

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5 comments:

TwinsCards said...

66 walks? How about 86 walks and an eye exam.

Shane finished his career with the Twins and holds the distinction of giving up Jeff Kunkel's only multi-homer game of his 18-homer career.

Andy said...

Geez, man.

You stole my Jeff Kunkel fact for when we get to his card.

And that's what I get for not looking at the large version of the card...

MMayes said...

What does it say for a 10 year major league vet when the factoid on the card refers to simple, unimpressive stats from your Florida State League days..... If I were doing this today, it would be "Shane operates a sports bar in his hometown of Sarasota."

Andy said...

To be fair, most of the 1988 Topps cards have factoids either about minor-league performance, how many double plays they turned on defense, or who scouted them.

Bo said...

Hey - Rawley & Durham right next to each other (Raleigh-Durham)