Tuesday, April 1, 2008
#301 Bud Black
Why this card is awesome: Because current Padres manager Bud Black continues the weird name game in MLB. Almost nobody with a color for a last name is actually of the race we associate with that color. Black, for example, is not black, but white. Bill White was black. Neither Shawn Green nor Willie Green are green. Vida Blue was not blue. And so on...
Cool stat: Over the last 30 years, Black makes the top 20 for fewest walks issued among pitchers with at least 2000 IP.