Thursday, May 22, 2008

#464 Jay Tibbs



Why this card is awesome: Because of holy sneaker tongues, Batman! Also this is the second player from the last 4 cards born in Alabama, the Wizard of Oz being the other.

Cool stat: In 1989, Tibbs went undefeated over 8 starts. Believe it or not, that makes the top 20 since 1901 for most starts in a season with no losses. (That doesn't include a few guys this year, such as Brandon Webb, who's undefeated at the moment.)

7 comments:

dsimmer.com said...

I love that the color of the borders and text is designed to match the trees in the background. Trees?

Andy said...

That's spring training for you.

David said...

Andy! You jinxed Brandon Webb!

Andy said...

He had to lose sooner or later :)

Chris said...

Actually, Tibbs is the 2nd in the last 5 cards born in Alabama (Ozzie is #460 and Tibbs is #464; you have Darwin, Slaught and McGriff in between). If you go back to card #457, you have 3 players in the last 8 cards born in Alabama.

In picky mode, and making sure I get as many references here to Terry Leach, I remain,

Chris :-D

Cannonball said...

Whoa, tied for first on that list is Jason Bere, 1999 - 14 starts, 6.08 ERA, 0 losses.

Andy said...

Yeah, that Bere season was one of the biggest fluke years ever.