Wednesday, May 7, 2008
#421 Ed VandeBerg
Why this card is awesome: Because it's got to be very rare for a guy to lead the league in appearance in his first year in the majors, as you can see he did on the back of the card. Also, it's not clear to me, but I think his last name is actually Vande Berg, two words with each one capitalized.
Cool stat: Vande Berg is one of just 3 pitchers who, in both 1985 and 1986, had an ERA league-average or better and also a WHIP of at least 1.50. That poor WHIP caught up with him soon enough.