Tuesday, February 19, 2008

#161 Bryn Smith




Why this card is awesome: Because of Gary Roenicke being oddly mentioned by his full name on the back. The only other Roenicke in MLB was his brother Ron, and I think there would be no confusion between them using first and last name only.

Cool stat: Smith had an unusual 1985. Since 1901, only 10 pitchers have ever had a season with 220 IP, a WHIP under 1.06, and K/BB ratio of 3, and yet an ERA+ no higher than 120.

4 comments:

MMayes said...

It's a good thing Bryn played in Montreal, because that shaggy beard would have been unbearable in a warmer place.

Mike S said...

When I first started following baseball, I thought that Bryn Smith was Amish.

Uglee Card said...

Was that because he rode a horse and cart to the mound?

BMC said...

I always wondered how Bryn could pitch with that damn beard - Gotta love the 80's. Also, I remember him mentioning on ESPN how he liked to listen to rush on his Walkman before his starts. Awesome.