Friday, May 23, 2008

#465 Paul Molitor



Why this card is awesome: Because, although I mentioned this already, Molitor got seriously ripped off on his card number. Yeah, he played in only 118 games in 1987, but he STILL led the league in runs scored and doubles while batting .353!! What does a guy have to do to get a card number evenly divisible by ten?

Cool stat: The only guy since 1956 with more 4-hit games than Molitor is Pete Rose. Pick any two guys off this list, and Molitor has more 4-hit games than them combined: Jim Rice, Tim Raines, Dave Winfield, Don Mattingly, Al Kaline, and Barry Bonds.

Hall of Fame count: 32

3 comments:

David said...

If Molitor caught a few more breaks in regard to his numerous injuries, personal problems, or the two union strikes, he could have easily ended up 4th or 5th all time in hits.

Luke said...

just think of how many more doubles he would of had in 87...

and man, if you say "paul molitor" you really don't hear alot about stolen bases either...

very under rated. One of my favorite players ever

Jim said...

1987 was also the year of his epic hitting streak, which I remember well.. trying to get updates camping in the middle of nowhere, ahh those were the days