Monday, June 1, 2009
1989 Topps Major League Debut #114: Rudy Seanez
PHOTO: One thing sucks about this card: the shadow across Seanez's face. Everything else about it, however, kicks ass. We've got a line of Indians trailing off into the distance, majestic light towers standing tall over the trees, an intriguing shadow coming in from the left, and miles and miles of green grass. Quite nearly a prefect photo.
STAT: Since 1901, 44 pitchers have pitched at least 500 innings without ever starting a game or amassing more than 200 saves. Among these guys, Seanez is in the top 5 for strikeout rate.
ANAGRAM: Rudy Seanez = Reused zany
Seanez has had a great career. He pitched really well in 2008 and I'm surprised nobody has picked him up in 2009. He's only 40. He has pitched well in 11 post-season games although he never made it to the World Series (and wasn't even on the Phillies' post-season roster last year, oddly.)