Tuesday, May 27, 2008
#470 Dwight Evans
Why this card is awesome: Because Dewey has some serious junk in that trunk! Seriously, he was the king of putting his ass into his swing. Good for him.
Cool stat: Evans is the only player to have double-digit homers every year from 1973 to 1990. In part, that's a statistical oddity due to the exact years of his career. (For example, Dave Winfield didn't get going until 1974, and Mike Schmidt and Reggie Jackson finished up a little before 1990.) Evans was a very good player who might have been truly great if A) he developed his power a little earlier [he didn't hit 30 HR until age 30] and B) if he wasn't always surrounded by better power hitters such as Yaztrzemski and Rice, which would have given him more RBI opportunities.