Tuesday, June 3, 2008
#483 Rod Booker
Why this card is awesome: Because I can't for the life of me figure out which player or coach that is in the background. My best guess is Jose DeLeon but that doesn't seem right.
Cool stat: Here's the power of B-R's Play Index. I remember being at a Phillies game as a kid where Rod Booker scored the winning run in extra innings on a wild pitch. By going to his event finder, I was able to find all his plate appearances in extra innings at home. There are just 9 of those. Quite obviously, it's #6 on that list, and the box score is here. I also remember this game for a different reason. My dad gave me the option of going to the Tuesday night game (this one) or the Wednesday night game. I picked Tuesday, but shoulda picked Wednesday since Terry Mulholland threw a no-hitter the next night.