Thursday, January 31, 2008

#91 Joey Cora

Why this card is awesome: Because of the fascinating TV-insider moment of capturing a cameraman in action, sitting on a bright yellow pad of some sort, there on the left side of the card. Way to go Topps, going the extra mile to give us insight!

Cool stat: Cora, by all accounts a very nice guy, was a bad baseball player. Other than his fluke year of 1997, he didn't hit all that much, plus he wasn't a good fielder. Check out his defensive stats here, and notice that both his career fielding percentage and career range factor were below league average. From his career splits, we see he hit a lot better as a leader hitter than from any other slot in the lineup. Unfortunately, he wasn't a good enough hitter to really hit leadoff.

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