Thursday, February 4, 2016
#498 - Ed Romero
What a card: Ed Romero played in a career-high 116 games in 1984 -- one of only two seasons in which he played in at least 100 games. He was the beneficiary of the Brewers' decision to shut down Paul Molitor, who underwent season-ending elbow surgery early in the season.
My observation on the front: A batting cage AND choking up on the bat? This is like my dream card.
More opinion from me: The front says Romero plays short, second and the outfield. Yet, he played most of his games at third base in 1984.
Something you might know: Romero spent 12 seasons as a utility infielder, mostly for the Brewers and Red Sox. And like any good utility infielder, he parlayed that into a managing career after his playing days were over. He's managed in the New York-Penn League the last 3 seasons.
Something you might not know: Romero made his major league debut on my 12th birthday. ... Yeah, I know I'm the only one who cares.
My observation on the back: "One-base hits" is just a fancy way to say "singles."
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