Monday, March 31, 2008
#298 Milt Thompson
Why this card is awesome: Like Freddie Toliver, here's another depressed looking Phillie. But with that bat in his hands, this looks to me more like a nice, classic baseball card. Of course, it's also another shot with a shadow right across the player's face. Tsk tsk.
Cool stat: For three straight years, 1988 to 1990, Thompson had exactly 39 walks. That's a statistical oddity--it's rare to see a player get any one stat (except perhaps games played, or zeroes, in cases like Cal Ripken) exactly the same for a few years running. It reminds me a bit of how Vinnie Castilla had the same HR, RBI, and BA in both 1996 and 1997.