Monday, September 8, 2008

#719 Denny Walling

Why this card is awesome: Becasue this is one of my favorite cards of the set, with Walling seriously leaning over as he moves his way out of the batter's box. Along with Eddie Murray's card, this is one that captures a real sense of motion. Lovely photo.

Cool stat: Check out Walling's career splits as a starter vs. as a sub. Not only were his BA/OBP/SLG essentiallty identical in both cases, but he put together a nice season-equivalent line as a sub: 555 AB, 34 doubles, 6 triples, 7 homers, 98 RBI. Of course, a lot of those were probably pinch-hit opportunities with guys on base a bit more often than usual.

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