Tuesday, April 1, 2008

#304 George Hendrick



Why this card is awesome: Because this might be the only card in the set to feature an empty folding chair in the background. It's a bit tough to see, but it's there.

Cool stat: This is kind of weird. Hendrick had 119 PAs against Steve Carlton (his most against any pitcher) while runner-up Bill Lee faced Hendrick 78 times. That's a huge disparity. That's more than 50% additional PAs against Lefty than against Spaceman. I wonder why? The fact that he hit Carlton so well must have had something to do with it.

4 comments:

Matt said...

Looks like George Hendrick is showing the least amount of stirrup of any player in this set whose stirrups are visible in his card. I will go ahead and assign Hendrick substantial blame for being at the beginning of the trend towards baseball players wearing pajama pants whie playing.

Jim said...

My friends and I always thought it looked like her wore pajamas while he played, now it is commonplace.

Andy said...

See also: Manny Ramirez

MMayes said...

Steve Carlton was 38-14 against the Cardinals in his career for a winning percentage of .731. I think the Phils threw him out there against the Cards every chance they could to shove that trade in our faces. Rick Wise......geesh. I don't know why Silent George hit him well, but he did.