Monday, June 23, 2008

#509 Bill Dawley

Why this card is awesome: Because as if confusing the names Dawley and Dayley isn't enough, Topps gave the two damn near identical cards. Check it out.

If Dayley had been a righty, they might have been totally indistinguishable.

Cool stat: Dawley's name is mostly forgotten in baseball history due to his short career, but he was one of the top relievers in baseball from 1983 to 1986. In fact, over that period, for relievers with at least 300 IP, he makes the top 10 for ERA+.


Jim said...

Dawley's career ended quickly, with his stats it looked like he had good years ahead of him. I wonder what happened.

jred17 said...

He went to the Phillies, which is where a lot of careers went to die in 1988