Too Cool for Cardboard – Steve Balboni

22 May

1987 Fleer – Steve Balboni

I dare you to look at this picture and tell me that Steve Balboni wasn’t cool as hell.  Seriously.  He’s holding three bats.  THREE.  He’s also rocking a sick mustache and just wearing the shit out of that baby blue jersey.  Beat that, fools!

Interesting fact about Steve Balboni: he led various minor leagues in home runs in 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, and then, after his Major League career stubbornly interrupted the streak, again in 1992 and 1993.

Also, he struck out 166 times in 1985.  This means that if batting average was calculated using strikeouts instead of hits (it’s not), he would have batted .277 in 1985 instead of .243.  If only, Steve Balboni.  If only.

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4 Responses to “Too Cool for Cardboard – Steve Balboni”

  1. zebbers May 26, 2012 at 12:31 PM #

    True story-He has been the body double for randy quaid in all his movies.

    Wait, that might not be true…..or is it?

  2. Chris September 3, 2012 at 3:28 AM #

    Not to mention he’s rocking a hell of a farmers tan!

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