Wednesday, September 10, 2008
#732 Dave Palmer
Why this card is awesome: Because, wow, Palmer is wearing an older uniform than every other Brave in this set (save for Ozzie Virgil, as dayf pointed out to me.) I wonder why? Maybe this photo is from 1986?
Can anybody remember: I recall a pitcher for the Phillies tripping very badly (and comically) on 3rd base and I think it was Palmer. Does anybody remember for sure?
Cool stat: Since 1901, only 19 pitchers have had at least 2 seasons by age 21 with 120 IP and 120 ERA+. Palmer's one of them, joining names like Christy Mathewson, Fernando Valenzuela, Babe Ruth, Dwight Gooden, Bob Feller, and Walter Johnson.