Thursday, April 24, 2008
#377 Sam Horn
Why this card is awesome: Because he was signed by scout Ray Boone! I love how baseball presents so many unbroken strings back to its own past, whether by guys who were teammates, players who became managers, or baseball families like the Boones. (For any major newbies out there, Ray Boone was a ballplayer, as was his son Bob, as were his grandsons Aaron and Bret.)
Also, this photo shows you exactly why Horn was almost exclusively a DH. He doesn't exactly look like Mattingly scooping that ball.
Cool stat: Horn had the fewest PAs in a season ever with 14+ HR.