Wednesday, February 6, 2008
#109 Joel Skinner
Why this card is awesome: Because although the photo catches Skinner in sort of an awkward pose, he also gets to show off his guns, back when guns were still somewhat rare in baseball. Also, I like seeing the Expos in the background, telling us that this was a spring training shot.
Cool stat: This is a VERY cool stat. Skinner struck out a lot and also walked very little. In fact, since 1901, Skinner is just one of 10 players with 80 or fewer career walks and 387 or more career strikeouts. The only other non-pitcher on the list is Miguel Olivo, and as long as he plays another year or two, he'll drop off by virtue of going over 80 walks.