Tuesday, August 26, 2008

#654 Roger Craig

Why this card is awesome: Because when it was 1988, Craig was one of the most revered managers in baseball. Along with Sparky Anderson, Dick Williams, Chuck Tanner, and a couple of others, Craig was a guy who had seen and done it all. The next year, Craig finally took the Giants to the World Series, though they lost to Oakland in the famous earthquake-interrupted post-season.

Cool stat: Craig's record losing-streak as a pitcher is well known, but he wasn't actually a bad pitcher. Over 1962-1963, he had one of the top complete game totals in MLB.