Monday, February 11, 2008
#131 Don Schulze
Why this card is awesome: Because OMG WHAT DID TOPPS DO TO POOR DON SCHULZE'S HAND?!?!?!? OK, it's one thing if a pitcher is born with an unusual aspect to his anatomy, such as Antonio Alfonseco's 6-fingeredness or Jim Abbott's lack of a hand on one arm. As far as I know, Schulze's right hand was considered normal, and yet it looks bizarre in this photo.
Cool stat: Schulze was not a very good pitcher. In 6 seasons, he never achieved an ERA+ over 83. In fact, over his entire career from 1983 to 1989, Schultze's the only guy to have all 6 seasons under ERA+ of 83, and nobody else had even 5.