Thursday, August 21, 2008
#635 Terry Pendleton
Why this card is awesome: Because it's another Oxnard connection...and because Pendleton's sporting a very scruffy face.
Cool stat: Pendleton was a decent player, but no better. He gets ways more credit than he deserves due to being a surprise great free-agent signing by Atlanta for the 1991 season, when that franchise began it's reign at the top of the NL. Pendleton had 2 very nice seasons for the Braves in '91 and '92 and otherwise had a reasonably average career (note the career OBP of .316.) Over 1991 and 1992, he was tied for 3rd in MLB in total bases. Joe Carter, he of the .306 career OBP, being #1 on that list is baffling.