Tuesday, September 9, 2008
#726 Alfredo Griffin
Why this card is awesome: Because what in the hell is Griffin looking at? I'll cut him some slack and suggest it's a batting-practice homer being launched into the upper deck by Canseco or McGwire. Hopefully he's not just staring at a cloud.
Cool stat: Griffin was a bad base stealer. He's very high on the list of most seasons with at least 11 CS while having no more than 33 SB. Note that for players in the early part of the 20th century, CS totals are often wrong or absent, so this search doesn't count those guys very well. Griffin's career SB% of 58% is really lousy and he shouldn't have been allowed to run. His career OPS+ of 67 suggests that he shouldn't have been allowed to bat, either.