Tuesday, September 9, 2008

#724 Danny Tartabull

Why this card is awesome: Because, hell yeah, there are more Expos in the background. No team is safe from the intruding background Expos! Also, Tartabull is demonstrating how to properly drop your bat so you don't get saddled with an automatic out in Tee ball. Last time we saw that was all the way back on teammate Argenis Salazar's card.

Tartabull's father, Jose Tartabull, also played in the big leagues.

Cool stat: Tartabull's career was ruined by injuries. In addition to missing lots of time during the middle part of his career, the Phillies got a terrible shock when Tartabull fouled a ball off his foot in just his 3rd game with the team and never played again. This guy had massive potential. From 1987 to 1993, he registered 4 different 100-RBI seasons, tied for most in baseball behind Mr. Overrated.

How on earth Tartabull didn't get a better card number is beyond me. He had a very good 1986 and a monster 1987 and was one of the best young players in the game at this point.


Anonymous said...

Tartabull's also known to eat Snickers bars with a fork and knife.

Andy said...

Heh! Anybody who gets that reference cannot help but smile.

Luke said...

plus, he's been on seinfeld...

i think he and Paul ONeil are the only two from ,,,no wait, Keith Hernandez too!

David said...

Showalter, Jeter, and Bernie also appeared (briefly) on Seinfeld during Costanza's tenure with the Yanks.

And Roger McDowell was on the show too, of course.