Yesterday I posted about a recent repack. I'm already working on another. One thing I like to do with baseball cards, especially players I don't know, is to look them up on baseball-reference.com and Wikipedia to learn something about the player. Once in awhile I can get a good blog post from the information.
Here is a guy who is the answer to 5 baseball trivia questions.
Who replaced Joe Torre at 3rd base for the Cardinals?
Who appeared in his only All-Star Game, in 1980, as a replacement for an injured Mike Schmidt?
Who set a National League record in 1980 by committing only 8 errors (in 150 games played)?
Who hit a 2-run homer tying a Mets-Cardinals game in the ninth, a game then went on to 25 innings before being won by the Cardinals?
Who holds the record for most career plate appearances (5079) among
non-catchers who finished their careers with fewer walks than times he
grounded into a double play? This last one is kind of esoteric. I'm not even sure what it signifies.
I got all of this from his Wikipedia entry and make no claims to it's validity.
It was Ken Reitz!
1982 Fleer #602