Thursday, March 27, 2008
#290 Tony Fernandez
Why this card is awesome: Because this card captures what we forgot--just how great Fernandez was at the beginning of his career. Sure, we know he had a solid career, but he was pretty awesome 1986 & 1987.
Cool stat: What does Fernandez have in common with Tris Speaker, Tony Gwynn, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, Honus Wagner, Hank Aaron, Rod Carew, and a bunch of other fantastic players? They're all in the top 20 of all time for highest batting average across seasons aged 36 ad 37, minimum 1000 PAs.