PHOTO: I like the action running shot, although King doesn't look to be legging it out. Looks more like he's running half-speed on a groundout.
STAT: Since 1989, King is one of just 4 guys to play at least 400 games at both first base and third base. If you can name the other three, you are truly awesome at baseball trivia.
King is viewed as a disappointment for a few reasons:
- He was not the kind of big masher fans like to see at either 1B or 3B.
- He was a part of the Pirates' tams that lost three straight NLCS series from 1990 to 1992 and didn't play well in the post-season (although he was injured in 1991 and didn't play at all that October.)
- Despite being a fan favorite, Sid Bream was the same kind of guy at 1B, so King was viewed as "more of the same" when he moved there.