Sunday, June 4, 2017
572nd Place - David Palmer
On the back of Palmer's baseball card is a line break in the middle of his statistical accomplishments, right there in the slot for the 1983 season. It reads:
"ON DISABLED LIST"
As a kid that was always slightly troubling to me. On the disabled list? For an entire year? What happened? In the 1980's this wasn't entirely common like it is in today's game. The only thing scarier on the back of a card?
"DID NOT PLAY"
Why the heck didn't he play? At least with an "on disabled list" you had a bit of an explanation. But "did not play"??? That was very distressing.