Everyday Normal Guys – Mitch Webster

28 Feb

1991 Topps - Mitch Webster

Today, we continue our honouring of the unhonoured, our recognition of those who might not otherwise be recognized.  Our subject is an Everyday Normal Guy named Mitch Webster.

Why is he ordinary?:

-Bounced around the Major Leagues – played for three teams in 1991 alone (Cleveland, Pittsburgh, LA Dodgers)
-Bounced around Major League diamonds regardless of the uniform he wore – all the outfield positions and even a little first base.
-Career batting average of .263 – not terrible, not great, just regular.
-Is from Larned, Kansas.  Population 4,263.  Yeah, I spelt it right.  Larned.

What could potentially separate him from the ordinary?

-Led the NL in triples in 1986 with 13.
-Played for both Canadian MLB teams, the Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays.  Is not a legend in either city.

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