Wednesday, August 13, 2008
#609 Twins Leaders
Why this card is awesome: Because of that interesting building in the background. One of just a few examples in this set of a non-baseball building prominently featured on a card.
In case you don't know, that's Gary Gaetti and Kent Hrbek on the card, pretty much a Twins' fan dream for 1988, except for the omission of Kirby Puckett.
Cool stat: I don't know how to look this up, but I really wonder what the answer is. The 1987 Minnesota Twins were World Series champs despite having only two pitchers in the regular season get double-digit wins or pitch as many as 160 innings. I would be very surprised if there are any other examples of this. Of course, they won only 85 regular-season games, a paltry total for a championship team.