Thursday, September 4, 2008
#702 Mike Gallego
Why this card is awesome: Because although his card says he's 5'8", I swear that in this photo, Gallego doesn't look an inch over 4 feet tall. Of course, if that were the case, he probably would have walked more like this guy.
Gallego's name is pronounced "Guy-a-go" with a long "a" sound in the middle (as in Oakland A's). Hence, the awesome Bermanism of Mike "Leggo" Gallego.
Cool stat: Gallego is better remembered than he actually was, thanks to being on the great A's teams of 1988-1990. In fact, among second baseman with at least 3000 PAs between 1980 and present, he had one of the lowest OPS+.