Tuesday, April 1, 2008
#305 Steve Sax
Why this card is awesome: Because, geez, what a terrible and embarrassing photo Topps used here. Sax looks like a third-grader desperately trying to get on base during a game of tee ball.
Cool stat: Since 1901, there have been only 13 seasons in which a player was caught stealing 30 or more times. This includes Sax's 1983, in which he stole 56 bases and was caught 30 times. That is by far the worst ratio for any season after 1920 with at least 30 CS. Maury Wills was caught 31 times in 1965, but he also stole 94 bases successfully.