Thursday, May 25, 2017

#663 - Luis Aguayo

What a card: Luis Aguayo was coming off the most playing time of his career up to this point. He played in 58 games for the Phillies in 1984.

My observation on the front: Aguayo has a Michael Jordan thing going here, sticking out his tongue as he completes his swing.

More opinion from me: Sometimes it takes scanning a card to know that it is off-center. I had no idea beforehand.

Something you might know: Aguayo was a utility infielder for eight years with the Phillies. He didn't hit much, but in 1987 he struck for 12 home runs in 209 at-bats, despite a .206 batting average.

Something you might not know: Aguayo was going to be part of the Phillies trading of Larry Bowa to the Cubs. He and Dick Davis were supposed to head to the Cubs in exchange for Ivan DeJesus and Bill Caudill. But the deal was restructured. Aguayo and Davis were dropped by the Phillies and Ryne Sandberg was added (in exchange for just DeJesus).

My observation on the back: Gooden's 245th strikeout tied the rookie record of strikeouts in a season, set by Herb Score. Gooden would strike out Marvell Wynne later in the same game against the Pirates for the record-breaking 246th strikeout.

The blog wants to speak now: The blog's pretty tired tonight. It doesn't feel like speaking.

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