Saturday, July 27, 2013
722nd Place - Ed VandeBerg
The Topps typist must have had a conniption over Ed's moniker. Waiting so long to start capitalizing the last name results in an odd looking name banner.
Though he only spent four years in a Mariners' uniform, it feels strange seeing VandeBerg in a Cleveland jersey. VandeBerg had a unique rookie season in that he led the American League in games pitched back in 1982. I don't recall a rookie pitcher having ever done that before - any baseball reference junkies care to research that more? Here's a funny anecdote about a time VandeBerg had to come into a game for an ejected Gaylord Perry.
On an unrelated note, my apologies to any loyal readers for my long absence. A long vacation and a particularly busy time of the year for me professionally has sidetracked my ability to post - I'll try and do better!