So yesterday’s answer, Bernie Williams, may have been on the easy side. Let’s try to spice it up a bit today…
Position: First Base Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Height: 5’10″ Weight: 180 lbs.
Bats: both Throws: right
Will……………….serve as team catalyst
Can’t……………..fret about old problems
Expect…………..bid for batting title
Don’t Expect…….more whiffs than walks
Like Steve Garvey, ______ jettisoned his reputation as a defensive disaster when he made the transfer from third to first. No longer required to make long, difficult throws, ______ erred only twice in his first 72 games after correcting early problems with his footwork…Warming with the weather, he had 93 hits in his first 226 trips—a .412 average—after June 1. His season mark had reached above the .340 mark. He also had a 16-game hitting streak. A patient contact hitter who walks more often than he fans, ______ has become a legitimate 30-30 candidate. The former clubhouse crybaby has also established a new reputation as a team leader popular with both teammates and fans.
A switch hitter who hit .342 with 46 stolen bases as a first baseman? How do we not remember this guy?