Wednesday, October 28, 2015
no. 467 - al santorini
Who is the man: Al Santorini endured a brutal sophomore slump in 1970, after tying for the team lead in pitching wins for the expansion Padres in 1969. Santorini and Joe Niekro each won a team-high eight games in '69.
Can ya dig it: Santorini appears to have a spectator for his photo session.
Right on: This is one of those ubiquitous tilted backgrounds that you find on '70s cards.
You see that cat Santorini is a bad mother: Santorini was the No. 11 overall pick in the 1966 amateur draft by the Atlanta Braves.
Shut your mouth: Santorini struck out 12 Mets in a 4-0 complete game shutout while with the Cardinals in 1972. "Never since I was in high school have I had 12 strikeouts," Santorini said after the game.
No one understands him but his woman: Santorini is referred to as "chunky" in the same article. It's the first word of the AP story.
(A word about the back): Oof, That 1970 pitching line has to be one of the worst in the entire set.