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