Friday, June 5, 2009
1989 Topps Major League Debut #122: Mike Stanton
PHOTO: Nice photo of a rookie.
STAT: Stanton has appeared in the most games all-time for pitchers with fewer than 100 saves. (That's true up to 144 saves, which is Jesse Orosco's career total.)
ANAGRAM: Mike Stanton = Not mistaken (or Kitten moans...heh)
Wow, a middle reliever getting a score of 8? You bet your ass. Stanton had a better-than-average ERA almost every full season he pitched, was part of both the Braves and Yankees dynasties, appeared in 18 post-season series and 53 games with a 2.10 ERA, won 3 World Series championships, and pitched in the 2nd-most games all time.
Of course, he was also named in the Mitchell report. What that means for history will take a lot of time to unfold.