Thursday, March 19, 2009
1989 Topps Major League Debut #7: Larry Arndt
This card starts a string of guys who barely appeared in the majors, and that's one of the reasons why this set is so cool. Without this particular set, many of these guys might never have had a major league baseball card. But here they are, starting with Larry Arndt.
PHOTO: Not much to say about the photo except that Arndt appeared in just 2 games in the majors, so it's surprising that Topps has this photo. I wonder if it's from spring training?
STAT: Arndt's major league debut came on June 6th, just like the card says, and then on June 7th, he got his first and only major-league hit, a single off Frank Viola. That was his last game in the bigs.
Two games in the big leagues, although he played one at 1B and the other at 3B.