Tuesday, April 30, 2013

#171 - Bill Stein

What a card: Bill Stein receives a card despite playing in just 27 games for the Rangers in 1984. He spent the first half of the season on the disabled list with a wrist injury.

My observation on the front: This is the second time in the last three cards in which we see a Yankee Stadium advertisement for Getty Oil in the background.

More opinion from me: Stein's 1985 card (which is his second-to-last card) doesn't look much different from his first card in 1976.

Something you might know: Stein was the third choice of the Seattle Mariners in the 1976 expansion draft. He was selected after outfielder Ruppert Jones and pitcher Gary Wheelock.

Something you might not know: Stein played many positions during his major league career. But in the minors, he also pitched a game while in Triple A in 1971. The scheduled pitcher was thrown out after throwing a ball at an umpire. Stein pitched six innings, giving up three runs.

My observation on the back: There is nothing more boring in write-ups than where the player went to school.  I don't follow college ball at all, so it means nothing. And high school? I barely care where I went to high school.

The blog wants to speak now: The Music category is updated with a new No. 1 s-s-s-s-song.


Play at the Plate said...

He always looked old enough to be the manager.

Brian said...

I had the same thought. Looked like a manager card.