Thursday, February 14, 2008

#149 Ken Howell

Why this card is awesome: Because while I have no idea whether Howell is religious, it's nice that Topps put a shot of what looks like a church in the background.

Cool stat: Howell was actually a better pitcher than most people remember. Check out his 1989. In fact, in the last 20 years, here are the lowest seasonal hit totals by a pitcher who pitched at least 200 innings. Howell's in there right alongside Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Greg Maddux, Pedro Martinez, etc.

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