Friday, September 12, 2014
#329 - Ron Washington
What a card: Ron Washington enjoyed the highest yearly batting average of his career (save for a a 10-game stint with the Dodgers in 1977) with his .294 in 88 games with the 1984 Twins.
My observation on the front: That's a pretty severe lean at the plate. I wonder if Rickey Henderson was an influence.
More opinion from me: I wanted the Dodgers to drop Bill Russell for Ron Washington so bad in the late 1970s.
Something you might know: Washington recently left the Rangers to tend to some personal issues after managing them to World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011.
Something you might not know: Washington started out his career as a catcher. He was the starting catcher for the Royals' baseball academy in the early '70s.
My observation on the back: The last team to have as many as 40 complete games in a season was the 1988 Texas Rangers. Bobby Witt pitched 13 complete games and Charlie Hough 10.
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