Thursday, April 17, 2008

#365 Floyd Youmans



Why this card is awesome: Because that Expo in the background (probably Vance Law) doesn't look ready to play, considering he's not in a defensive stance nor is he looking toward the batter. Is there any chance that Youmans is actually warming up on a sideline mound here?

Cool stat: For pitchers with 500 to 600 IP in their careers (not including active pitchers, or else Joe Nathan would be first) Youmans is 4th in fewest hits allowed per 9 innings. Of course, he walked a lot of guys, as did most of the other leaders on this list (or else they would have pitched a lot more than 500-600 innings.)


5 comments:

Triple Play said...

The infamous Gary Carter trade. The Expos traded Carter at his peak. In return, Hubie Brooks and Mike Fitzgerald were decent players for Montreal. Both were starters in N.Y. Winningham was a former 1st rd. pick and showed some potential, but didn't live up to it in the long run. Youmans was a back of the rotation starter.

I think at the time, this was a good offer from the Mets. Carter certainly was a beneficial piece to the '86 championship team.

The Yankee Despiser said...

Surprised you didn't mention the trade on the back, one that many Met fans think put the team over the edge to win it all in '86.

Chris said...

More than likely, the pic was taken during between-innings warmups, not when Youmans was on a sideline mound.

capewood said...

I'm surprised that you didn't mention yet another card with a picture taken in the Expos home yard.

Uglee Card said...

I'm suprised you didn't mention Floyd Youmans is covering Manny Trillo's face.