Saturday, July 26, 2008

#551 Terry Steinbach

Why this card is awesome: Because of our second Pedro Cerrano moment in the set. Way back at card #122, Tony Bernazard, we saw another guy apparently having a conversation with his bat.

Also as you can see on the back, he was signed by Jim Perry, himself a pretty good ballplayer at one time.

Cool stat: Only twice has a catcher hit 35 or more homers at age 34 or older. Steinbach did it in a huge fluke in 1996, and Carlton Fisk did it in 1985. If you lower the bar to 20 HR (still at 34 years old or older,) that's still been done just 13 times by a catcher.

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