Friday, March 28, 2008

#292 Carney Lansford

Why this card is awesome: Because of peaks and valleys. This card makes it look like Lansford was way past his peak, winning a batting title in 1981 with a .336 BA. Little did we know in 1988 that he'd hit .336 again in 1989, helping Oakland win the World Series (though narrowly missing out on the batting title to Kirby Puckett.)

Cool stat: Lansford is the 4th most-recent player to hit .336 or better in any season among his last 4, minimum 502 PAs.

1 comment:

MMayes said...

I think it was his 1987 card back that mentioned he is a direct descendant of Sir Francis Drake. I wonder why he didn't take on the nickname of "Carney the Dragon" as he circumnavigated the American League.