Wednesday, August 13, 2008
#611 Tommy John
Why this card is awesome: Because if you're a true baseball fan, you should just love the back of this card...packed full of years and years of stats. Tommy John's name is best known due to the surgery associated with him, but he was a pretty darn good pitcher too.
Cool stat: For the 26 pitchers with 4000 IP since 1901, John has one of the very lowest strikeout rates, and the guys ahead of him all pitched in much earlier eras with much lower average strikeout rates.