Wednesday, June 11, 2008
#494 Wally Ritchie
Why this card is awesome: Because, hey look, it's another Cincinnati Reds logo front and center where it doesn't belong! If I recall, Veterans Stadium had really large instances of other teams' logos, so that may have made it really tough to avoid getting them in the shot.
Cool stat: From 1988 to 1992, Ritchie is one of 36 pitchers to have at least 4 seasons with 26 IP and an ERA+ of 113 or better. And he did that despite pitching only 4 of those seasons. He wasn't in the majors in 1989 and 1990. And he met those criteria every single year of his career!