#115 Gary Nolan
#116 Tucker Ashford
#117 John Montague
#118 Terry Harmon
#119 Denny Martinez
#120 Gary Carter
Good: That's a pretty interesting stat they came up with on the back of Martinez's card. 1977 was his rookie year, although it was his second year in the bigs. A search for all pitchers who recorded at least 4 saves and 5 complete games in either their first or second year reveals that Martinez wasn't even the only guy to do it in 1977.
Bad: The commentary on the back of Montague's card is a bit more suspect. It says he saw action as both a starter and reliever in 1977 (translation: he sucked) and points out that he led the AA in shutouts in 1976. I wonder why he wasn't in the majors in 1976? (answer: he sucked.)
Good: The Carter photo here is the iconic one that everyone identifies with. I like it because it's iconic, but I hate most everything else about it. For one, nearly all the red on the Expos uniform is washed out, making him look more like he's wearing a Blue Jays uniform. For two, Carter looks like he's making a lude gesture with his tongue.
Bad: There is a lot to dislike about these photos. Nolan, Ashford, Montague, and Harmon all have shadows across their faces. And Montague is looking so far off to the side....why? They could easily face photographed him more from the front. Harmon looks about 48 years old, by the way, thanks in large part to the shadows. Martinez (who looks so fresh-faced I can hardly believe that this is the same guy) looks like the Yankee Stadium foul pole is coming out of his pants (no jokes, please.)
Gary Nolan hit one homer in his career, a 3-run job in a tie game in the 7th. He pitched a 4-hit shutout that day.
Of Tucker Ashford's 6 career homers, one was a game-ending shot off Mr. Pajamas himself. He also hit one off Oatmeal Ruthven.
From 1975 to 1980, Montague had one of the worst WHIPs in baseball, minimum 400 IP. (For noobs, that's Walks plus Hits per Inning Pitched.)
Harmon had 3 career 4-hit games.
El Presidente was one of just 3 pitchers to have at least 2 RBIs as a batter each season from 1986 to 1993.
Hall of Famers: 14
(+1 for Carter)
Future managers: 10
Fathers and sons of major leaguers: 7
Loyalty counter: 12
(+1 for Terry Harmon)
Rookies of the Year: 9
Total all-star appearances: 267
(+1 for Nolan, +4 for Martinez, +11 for Carter)
Total MVP awards: 10
Total Cy Young awards: 5