Thursday, April 10, 2008
#342 Larry Andersen
Why this card is awesome: Because of that crazy 'stache and gold chain. Let's hear some of your ideas on what you think his name should have been based on this photo.
Andersen catches some flak for his silly sense of humor, but he's a pretty smart baseball guy. I've heard a lot of his broadcasts with the Phillies, and he knows the game very well, including the physical and psychological sides of it.
Cool stat: Andersen was awesome at NOT allowing home runs. Over the last 30 years, among guys with 900 to 1100 IP, he's allowed the 4th-fewest homers. Mariano Rivera is currently ahead of him but will probably fall behind by allowing more homers (and also off the list by going over 1100 IP.) Our man Greg Minton leads the way.