I’ve been purging most of the Upper Deck cards from my collection, and what follows are cards that were spared my wrath, even though they wouldn’t normally fit in my collection.
I saved this one because I liked the fairly unusual angle of this action shot.
Two trivial facts about Carlos Martinez:
1) He hit the home run in 1993 that bounced off of Jose Canseco’s head
2) He is the first of three Major Leaguers named Carlos Martinez. Number 3 is currently in the Cardinals bullpen.
As long as I’m dishing out the trivia, Scott Ruskin started out as a 1B/OF in the Pirates system, and switched over to pitching in 1989, the year before his MLB debut.
For some reason, I really enjoy “Being interviewed on ESPN” shots. I might have to make a theme out of that.
Jack Morris lead the American League in wild pitches three straight years and five overall.
At various points he also lead the AL in less-interesting categories like wins, strikeouts, complete games, shutouts, innings pitched…