Friday, June 12, 2009

1989 Topps Major League Debut #136: Lenny Webster

Lenny Webster

PHOTO: As with a number of cards in this set, this is another nice perspective shot where we can see all the way from the grass to the clouds behind Webster. I just wish it were less overexposed and more in focus.

STAT: Nearly a third of Webster's 33 career homers came on the second pitch of the at-bat.

ANAGRAM: Lenny Webster, Twins = Blew twenty sinners

CAREER: 4/10

Webster was a pretty good backup catcher for a bunch of years and was a starter in one year (1998 with the Orioles.) He had a number of productive years with the bat, especially as a backup catcher.


  1. Lenny was also wearing #42 with the Orioles when it was retired around baseball in 1997. Per the grandfather clause, he kept it until he left the team in 1999.

  2. Who's left with it these days? Mariano Rivera...anybody else? Wasn't Mo Vaughn wearing it at the time?

  3. Jason Schmidt was the last Pirate to wear #42 until he got traded to the Giants and switched to #22.

  4. Yes Vaughn was wearing it as well.

  5. For some reason I thought there was another 42 that just recently retired, as in the last year or two.

    I remember Butch Huskey, Mo Vaughn and Mariano Rivera, but I kinda think there was a fourth.

    But maybe not.