Wednesday, August 20, 2008

#627 Joe Boever



Why this card is awesome: Because Boever looks nervous there in Veterans Stadium, thinking geez, the Phillies are the only team worse than the Braves..hope I don't end up playing there in a few years (uh oh!)

Cool stat: Boever's 1995 ranks in the top 10 for most homers given up in a season with no starts.

7 comments:

jred17 said...

Actually, I think that is Three Rivers Stadium. The press level at the Vet wasn't nearly as wide as what is shown in this card

jred17 said...

Also, the upper deck at the Vet had three different shades of earthtone seats as opposed to two.

Hey, come to think of it, didn't Boever eventually wind up with the Pirates as well?

Jim said...

Philly, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Cincy... was there even a difference in the 70s and 80s? all of them just terrible, terrible stadiums that are all gone, coincidence?

David said...

3 of the top 10 posted an above-average ERA despite surrendering all those HRs; but they all pitched during the second dead ball era.

jred17 said...

"Philly, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Cincy... was there even a difference in the 70s and 80s?"

The Vet has sentimental value for me for obvious reasons, but otherwise, no

Andy said...

I myself went to the Vet as a kid a bunch and never thought much of it positively or negatively. Then I went to Camden Yards in 1993 and realized what a dump the Vet was.

Luke said...

2 future buccos in a row....

that's the vet ? well i'll be...

i always thought that was tres rivers