Monday, January 28, 2008
#76 Denny Martinez
Why this card is awesome: Because this is the only card I can think of that features ACTUAL REAL wood paneling, unlike the 1968 and 1987 sets, which feature fake wood paneling.
Cool stat: Two interesting stats about El Presidente: Firstly, he finished 1 out shy of 4000 IP. Secondly, he went through a really weird period from 1983 to 1986, where he pitched very consistently, but also very poorly. Check it out: 4 straight years with an ERA+ between 72 and 79. Luckily for the Expos, they picked him up at the end of that streak, and he ripped off10 years with an ERA+ over 100 after that (though not all for Montreal.)