Thursday, August 7, 2008
#593 Bob Tewksbury
Why this card is awesome: Because that is an incredibly unflattering photo of Tewksbury's teeth. He looks like Richard Kiel.
Cool stat: Tewksbury was a pretty good pitcher, better than his numbers indicate (actual W-L record of 110-102, .519, neutralized to 109-95, .534.) But if you know the Tewk, you know that his big thing was simply incredible control. Going back to 1901, among all pitchers with at least 1000 IP, Tewksbury incredibly makes the top 10 for fewest BB/9IP.