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.