Friday, August 8, 2008
#599 Calvin Schiraldi
Why this card is awesome: Because I assume Schiraldi is warming up on a bullpen mound here, given how far away the crowd is. Oh, and because he looks like a complete tool. And I don't mean tool as in "he's a 5-tool player."
Cool stat: For pitchers who finished with 300 to 600 career IP since 1901, Schiraldi had the 24th-best strikeout rate. But for all the guys ahead of him, only 8 had a higher career WHIP. (Scan the 3rd column of stats to see that.) That's why he never made it past 600 career IP.