Saturday, July 19, 2008

#536 John Morris

Why this card is awesome: Because, holy cow, they are digging deep for that stat on the back of the card. Reaching all the way down to AA level ball (and this was when prospects played at AAA, not AA like these days) and referring to a player of the week honor which, let's face it, makes him one of 30 special guys for that season.

Cool stat: Morris hit just 8 career homers, but most were off quality pitchers. One of the 8 was the first-ever homer hit off Mark Wohlers, a game-winning shot in the 10th inning. That was Morris' only career PA against Wohlers, too.


kdh said...

Not that it makes a big difference, but I'm pretty sure that should read AAA as Omaha was the Royals AAA affiliate and Jacksonville was AA back then.

zman40 said...

AA is American Association