Friday, April 11, 2008
#348 Jim Eisenreich
Why this card is awesome: Because what a great pickup off the waiver wire for Kansas City! Eisenreich had some well-documented challenges to overcome and he did just that, becoming a good player for the Royals and a member of World Series teams with Philadelphia in 1993 and Florida in 1997.
Cool stat: Eisenreich was a good hitter and a smart player. For non-active guys since 1950, Eisenreich makes the top 15 for fewest times caught stealing with a minimum of 100 successful stolen bases. Interesting to see Pokey Reese at the top there. Although I know he was a fan favorite in both Cincinnati and Boston, I never thought of Reese as particular good at any baseball skill.