Tuesday, August 4, 2015
635th Place - James Steels
"James Steels" sounds like the perfect secret identity for a comic book hero. A last name of "Steals" would have been even better since he twice swiped 35 bases in a season in the minor leagues.
I think this is a sharp looking card, but Steels didn't make a significant impact in the major leagues. He played in parts of the 1987-89 seasons but would never again make it to the bigs. His career .461OPS is a good indicator of why.
I couldn't find much on Steels on the interwebs...hmm, maybe he is a super hero! Way to keep a low profile, Steels. He was the Texas League player of the year in 1984. I found a couple of mentions in some previous baseball books, but besides that, not much else. But don't worry - when you need him most, when the world is in trouble, when the situation is dire...JAMES STEELS WILL BE THERE!!!