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.