Tuesday, July 22, 2008

#542 Paul Noce

Why this card is awesome: Because Noce is one of the forgotten guys of this set. What you see on the back (his time in 1987 with the Cubs) is his entire major league career, save for one plate appearance with the Reds in 1990.

Cool stat: Since 1901, just 12 non-pitchers have managed a season with at least 49 strikeouts and just 6 walks. (Lots of pitchers have done it.) I guess that's why Noce didn't stick in the majors, although there are some decent players on that list, including Mariano Duncan and Kevin Bass.

1 comment:

Dean said...

Noce coaches baseball at my alma mater, located in southeastern Michigan. It's a small NCAA Division II program. He's a nice guy, but the team is less than stellar.