Thursday, June 19, 2008

#506 John Cangelosi



Why this card is awesome: Because I think this card comes the closest to completely obscuring one of the letters in the team name. That "I" is almost totally blocked by Cangelosi's arm, hand, and bat.

Cool stat: Cangelosi had a career OBP of .370, which sounds pretty good. But he was actually remarkably unproductive. Among players with at least 2000 career AB since 1901, he had the 21st fewest total bases. Look at the players around him on that list--not good company.

7 comments:

ESchmut said...

And you can't even look at Cangelosi's shirt to see the correct spelling of "Pirates". His jersey is folded over, covering precisely the same parts of the letter "I" as in the team name on the top; with only the upper-right corner visible.

Luke said...

the bucs liked the 50 stolen bases, but he never lived up to the expectations...

however, he is another player from the "play for the pirates, win a world series" team..

Cannonball said...

Not to be a nag, but may we see the list?

Andy said...

Sorry, updated it.

Michael Elves said...

Looks like he's attempting to scratch his ass with his bat!

Bradley said...

it honestly seems like every sunday afternoon game at TRS, he managed to put one out. The fact that he was not much bigger than the ball himself makes it all the more amazing.

short of AVS, and Jose No-Pants, easily my favorite Pirate associated with that era. Okay, i'm getting Walk on my 1992 away jersey, but that's for his heroism in the broadcast booth.

White Sox Cards said...

I was horrified when the White Sox traded him to the Pirates. He was one of the main reasons why I went to Comiskey in 1986.