Friday, June 20, 2008

#507 Mark Gubicza

Why this card is awesome: Because you gotta love this late 80s card. Gubicza is rocking the Jordan-esque number 23 as well as the super cool blue glove. Oh, and he looks 12 years old.

In case you don't know, the "C" in his last name is essentially silent and his name is pronounced "GOO-bih-zah."

Cool stat: Gubicza was absolutely slammed by being on some mediocre (or worse) Royals teams. Actual lifetime record: 132-136 (.493.) Neutralized lifetime record: 140-113 (.553) with 4 different 16 win seasons.


zman40 said...

Guby holds the Royals' record for stikeouts in a game with 14. That doesn't sound like a whole lot, but it is nearly five innings of strikeouts.

Andy said...

Here is the list of single-game Royals strikeouts, indeed showing Gubicza in the lead. Appier has most of the top games, but not the topmost.

Bo said...

The best part of this card is the Hooters sign on the wall behind him.

Andy said...

Damn, I never noticed that, Bo.