Saturday, February 9, 2008
#124 Ray Knight
Why this card is awesome: Because of how weird Knight looks in an Orioles uniform. He had some good moments wearing a Reds uni and some great ones wearing a Mets uni, but the one year he spent with the Orioles was just a blip. It's also weird how Knight had a cup of coffee with Cincinnati in 1974, then went down to the minors for two full years before making it back.
Cool stat: Knight had 65 game-ending plate appearances, and just 4 of those were wins. But two of them came in 1986 for the Mets (and Knight didn't make the last out of any games that year.) As amazing as '86 was for the Metropolitans, it was even more amazing for Knight, who put together one great, last season in the bigs and had some huge hits for his team.