Wednesday, March 19, 2014
689th Place - Andy McGaffigan
McGaffigan spent a lot of his career shuttling between the bullpen and spot starting duties. The year this card was made he was coming off his best season. McGaffigan pitched 120 innings in relief without a single start. You don't see those kind of numbers from this generation of bullpen arms. What's more, he posted a nifty 2.39 ERA with 100k's and even 12 saves.
According to Wikipedia, he has one of the worst pitcher batting averages in the history of MLB. He hit a paltry .048 in 126 at bats. Here's a funny clip of Shawon Dunston taking a swing at him.
Here's something you probably didn't know, though. McGaffigan had a minor part in the movie Tombstone.* Check him out as he almost finishes off Val Kilmer:
*I'm kidding of course, but McGaffigan's mustache is not to be trifled with.