Tuesday, August 5, 2008
#583 Dave Valle
Why this card is awesome: Because of the mention of his "1st" major league Pinch-HR, as if they expected him to hit a lot more. Checking his splits on B-R.com shows just how many pinch homers Valle had in his career: one.
Cool stat: Valle is the only catcher since 1901 (probably forever) to have 2 different seasons with no more than 350 AB, 50+ RBI, but an OPS+ of 90 or lower. He was a pretty bad hitter but knocked in a few in those 2 years.