Monday, August 18, 2008

#621 Gene Nelson



Why this card is awesome:
Because, wow, this card is pretty damn similar to Dennis Eckerlsey's. See here:



Cool stat: Nelson was an important part of the playoff A's teams of 1988 to 1990. In 1990, he also posted one of the lowest strikeout rates ever for a guy with 70 IP and an ERA+ of 230 or better. He posted another good year in 1993 but then retired.

2 comments:

ESchmut said...

Gene Nelson stole 2nd base in a game on July 3rd 1988.

Andy said...

Here's the game:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/TOR/TOR198807030.shtml