Thursday, April 17, 2008

#366 Chet Lemon

Why this card is awesome: Because I never understood why Lemon was regarded so poorly. Look at the numbers on the back of this card. He's not a superstar, but he was a pretty good player. If you ask me, he should have been on card #365 and Youmans on this one.

Cool stat: From 1977 to 1988, there are 5 guys (Winfield, Schmidt, Rice, Murray, and Dawson) who had at least 11 HR and 51 every single season. There is a pool of another 6 players, including Lemon, who did that every year except one.


Triple Play said...

Good points about Lemon. He wasn't Superman, but just a guy that got the job done.

Jim said...

I always liked Lemon, great name and also a great defensive center fielder.