Tuesday, September 2, 2008
#686 Terry Francona
Why this card is awesome: Because I guess this must have been Santa Claus day at the ballpark, given that there are two of them in the stands.
This is a nice card of another future manager, the current Red Sox skipper.
Francona is also the son of All-star outfielder Tito Francona.
Cool stat: It would seem pretty rare to have more doubles than RBI in a season, and in fact Francona has one of just a handful of seasons with 19 or more RBI and 18 or fewer RBI. I'm not able to search in general for years with more doubles than RBI, but I bet they are pretty rare.