Sunday, July 13, 2008
#529 Tim Burke
Why this card is awesome: Because he led the league in games pitched in his rookie year. That's probably pretty rare, right?
Cool stat: In fact, only 6 guys since 1901 have appeared in at least 78 games in their first season. (Mind you, the Baseball-Reference.com Play Index doesn't discount cups of coffee, so some players might have appeared in a handful of games one year, and then a ton of games in their official rookie season the following year. They don't make this list.)