Thursday, June 4, 2009
1989 Topps Major League Debut #119: Paul Sorrento
PHOTO: This is a depressing photo for two reasons: 1) Sorrento's face is half-obscured and half in a funny position, making the photo worthless and 2) The Twin in the background between Sorrento's legs is touching himself in a rude manner.
STAT: Sorrento was one of 4 guys to have at least 10 homers but fewer than 100 RBI every year from 1992 to 1999. If you can name the other 3, you are a baseball trivia god.
ANAGRAM: There are a million good anagrams for Paul Sorrento. Here are a few:
Gotta love that Sorrento was once in a trade for Bert Blyleven.
Paul was a a good hitter, although not good enough to have a long career as a 1B or DH. He averaged 25 HR and 84 RBI per 162 games played, which would be great numbers for some outfielders or infielders, but probably below average for a 1B or DH. When his OPS fell below league average in 2 years with Tampa Bay, his career in the big leagues was over.