Tag Archives: 1988 Score

Names I Can’t Believe Aren’t Famous – Moose Haas

19 Aug

1988 Score - Moose Haas

It’s really too bad ballplayers don’t have names like “Moose” anymore.  But then, Bryan Haas wouldn’t have made this section of Sorting by Teams.  This, of course, is such an impressive honour that he must consider himself fortunate that he once ran into a moose on vacation.

In addition, it is also noted that Haas is an amateur magician and a certified locksmith while also maintaining a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.  Is there anything he can’t do?  I’m blown away by this information.

Names I Can’t Believe Aren’t Famous – Atlee Hammaker

24 Jan

1988 Score - Atlee Hammaker

As a kid, I thought this name was hilarious.  I imagined him spending his time away from the ballpark doing things like, you know, making ham.  I was pretty smart as a kid, what can I say.

Turns out, while checking out his Baseball Reference page, Hammaker led the NL in ERA back in 1983.  Sure, he pitched just enough innings to qualify, but still shows how much talent he had before injuries pushed his career off the rails.

Too Cool for Cardboard – Kent Tekulve

24 Aug

A new category – dedicated to those cards and card subjects who are just too damn cool for life.

1988 Score - Kent Tekulve

First up, Kent Tekulve, sporting the dark aviators (as he is on the card back as well), and looking like he was going to get on his Harley after the game and go cause some shit at a roadhouse somewhere.

Tekulve, one of the great submarine pitchers of his era, actually appeared as a pitcher in 90 games in 1987… the same year that he turned 40.  I’d say that entitles you to be able to wear anything you want.

Cheers to you, Kent Tekulve, for rocking that look no matter what anyone thought.

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