Friday, February 15, 2008
#151 Bob Knepper
Why this card is awesome: Because of the oddity you can see on the back, that Knepper led the league in runs allowed in 1985, despite posting a 3.55 ERA (which was just a smidgen above the league ERA of 3.45.) You see that he allowed 24 unearned runs, quite a high total, and in fact Houston had the 3rd most errors on defense in the NL in 1985.
Cool stat: Knepper was a fairly average pitcher. He got 9 wins three years in a row, but the third time (in 1981) was pretty interesting. He had very low hits allowed and home runs allowed rates, and achieved an ERA+ of 150, by far the best mark of his career.