Friday, April 4, 2008

#317 Tom Nieto

Why this card is awesome: Because Nieto was one of the useless throw-ins in the Jeff Reardon trade, as mentioned on the back, although he was the one actually going to Minnesota with Reardon. I don't know whether Nieto actually had a double chin, but in any case, this is not a flattering photo.

Cool stat: Nieto hit just 5 career homers, but they were pretty neat. One was a 3-run inside-the-park job off Bob Knepper to put his team ahead. Another was a game-winning shot in the 10th inning off Ron Davis.


Triple Play said...

Caterpillar eyebrow check.

Mike S said...

Currently coaching first for the Mets, Nieto is the first guy that I've ever seen with a tilde over the first letter of his last name.