Thursday, August 28, 2008

#666 Mario Soto



Why this card is awesome: Because this is card #666 and it's a huge red guy. Must be Satan. No, it's just Mario Soto.

Cool stat: Soto was a fantastic pitcher who is hugely underrated. Instead of posting more about it here, I'm going to refer you to a piece I wrote here. He was one of the best starters in baseball from 1982 to 1985. It was injuries that kept him from having a long career. His neutralized career W-L% is 106-88, .546, as compared to the actual 100-92, .521.

5 comments:

Jim said...

One of the great changeups of the last 30 years, you are right hugely underrated/forgotten.

David said...

I agree. I, personally, would never bet against the Reds when Soto was pitching.

Andy said...

I wonder if Pete Rose did?

MMayes said...

It was fun to watch Soto against Joaquin Andujar. Both had sharp tempers and both were accused of throwing at batters.

thewritersjourney said...

I actually collect Mario Soto cards. Well, I was collecting Soto cards until I got bored with the hobby a few months ago. I'm sure I'll start back up eventually.