Wednesday, April 30, 2008
#399 Tim Wallach
Why this card is awesome: Because this card is another nice demonstration of how stupid the game-winning RBI stat was. Andre Dawson, who famously won the 1987 NL MVP despite the Cubs being a last-place team, managed to tie for first place in GW RBI. This could happen only if Dawson had a simply incredible, probability-defying season, or if the stat was not really a very good measure of much anything. Dawson had a great year, no doubt, but I'm still going with the second explanation.
I also like the shot of Wallach wearing the batting helmet. It's a nice card for a somewhat underrated player.