Sunday, March 23, 2008
#272 Steve Ontiveros
Why this card is awesome: Because so soon after Billy Bean, we get another player who had the same name as another major-leaguer. And in the case of the two Steve Ontiveri, their names are even spelled the same! And they aren't related!
Cool stat: In the last 50 years, there have been 165 seasons where a pitcher had a WHIP no higher than 1.032 while pitching at least 100 innings. Almost without exception, these are good-to-great pitchers. Ontiveros had such a year in 1994 but had the 11th-worst K/BB ratio on the list.