Saturday, March 21, 2009

1989 Topps Major League Debut #9: Billy Bates

PHOTO: That's a nice fielding action shot of Bates, although he doesn't look terribly confident. the background, though, just looks like an empty stadium. Blah.

STAT: Bates' only career extra base hit was a double in this game. It led off an inning against Rob Murphy, and Bates ended up scoring the go-ahead (and eventual winning) run of the game. Bates certainly did not have a notable major-league career, but at least he did that much, which is more than the rest of us can say.

CAREER: 1/10

48 career at-bats in the big leagues....ho hum.

1 comment:

  1. It should be mentioned, though, that Billy Bates is a recent Cincinnati Reds legend. You won't find it on any back of a baseball card, but Bates singled and scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning of Game 2 of the 1990 World Series, despite barely dodging a toilet paper roll thrown from the upper deck of Riverfront Stadium. That should get him a bit of a bump, you think?