Tuesday, May 13, 2008

#445 Mike Krukow



Why this card is awesome: Because this is a pretty cool card, with the neat side view of Krukow. I especially like the stripes down his leg.

Cool stat: Try to follow this one, because it's pretty interesting. Krukow has the 5th most-recent season with at least 20 wins coming in the player's last 4 seasons. In other words, for players within 4 years of their retirement, Krukow is the 5th most-recent to get 20 wins in any of those seasons. And the most recent, Darryl Kyle, is a special case since he very likely would have pitched 2 more years and come off this list had he not passed away prematurely.

4 comments:

eschmut said...

In Krukow's debut in '76 with the Cubs he retired the first 6 Mets in order. The first player to officially bat for Kruokow's team while he was pitching? Manny Trillo!!

Andy said...

Matt will be so happy!

David said...

Krukow's first 4 MLB appearances (2 in 1976, 2 in 1977) were all against the Mets.

MMayes said...

I like Krukow's '89 card where he demonstrates the split-finger grip.