Wednesday, September 3, 2008
#692 Mike Birkbeck
Why this card is awesome: Because of the interesting "SULLY" patch we can see on Birkbeck's shoulder. I did a search and I gather that is was to honor somebody named Bob Sullivan, who I think was equipment manager or something like that. I emailed Thorzul about it but never heard back. Oh well.
Cool stat: Among pitchers with an ERA+ of 250 or better in their final season, Birkbeck had the best WHIP (minimum 20 IP.) Or, for pitchers with a WHIP under 0.9 in their final season, Birkbeck had the best ERA+.