Thursday, April 29, 2021

Some Brothers and a Renaissance Artist: A Few More Lesser Knowns

I'm up to 185 "lesser known" players in my collection, with some more on the way that I have yet to catalog. I love looking for and stumbling across these cards. One that I recently found just sitting in a pile of cards was Keith Kessinger, son of the more famous Don Kessinger. That's the most fun, finding the card when you aren't looking for it. But today, I'm going to share a few cards that I recently found by searching TCDB and Card Barrel. I also thought it would be fun to provide the statistics comparing the lesser known with the more famous player. 


Aaron Ashby:
  • 2 Minor League Seasons (Rookie, A, and A+)
  • 7 - 13 W/L, 3.53 ERA, 183.2 IP, 201 K, 1.285 WHIP
Andy Ashby (uncle): 

  • 14 Major League Seasons
  • 21.0 WAR, 98 - 110 W/L, 4.12 ERA, 1810.2 IP, 1173 K, 1.324 WHIP


Jacob Heyward: 

  • 4 Minor League seasons (even split between A, A+, and AA)
  • .241 BA, 34 HR, 164 RBI, 40 SB, .750 OPS

Jason Heyward (brother): 

  • 12 Major League seasons
  • 39.3 WAR, .261 BA, 152 HR, 606 RBI, 113 SB, .756 OPS



Jeff Farnsworth:

  • 1 Major League season
    • -0.2 WAR, 2 -3 W/L, 5.79 ERA, 70 IP, 28 K, 1.843 WHIP
  • 9 Minor League seasons (mainly AA and AAA)
    • 39 - 35 W/L, 4.81 ERA, 541 IP, 388 K, 1.438 WHIP
  • Also played 7 seasons in the Venezuelan Winter League and Italian Baseball League

Kyle Farnsworth (brother):

  • 16 Major League seasons
  • 6.2 WAR, 43 - 66 W/L, 4.26 ERA, 988.2 IP, 963 K, 1.372 WHIP, 57 Saves


Jim Nettles:

  • 6 Major League seasons
  • 1.1 WAR, .220 BA, 16 HR, 57 RBI, 10 SB, .644 OPS

Graig Nettles (brother): 

  • 22 Major League seasons
  • 67.9 WAR, .248 BA, 390 HR, 1314 RBI, 32 SB, .750 OPS


Joe Jackson: 

  • 4 Minor League seasons (evenly split between A, A+, and AA)
  • .278 BA, 23 HR, 199 RBI, 10 SB, .749 OPS

Shoeless Joe Jackson:

  • 13 Major League seasons
  • 62.2 WAR, .356 BA, 54 HR, 792 RBI, 202 SB, .940 OPS



Mike Colangelo:
  • 3 Major League seasons
    • -0.8 WAR, .233 BA, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 0 SB, .675 OPS
  • 8 Minor League seasons (mostly at AAA)
    • .298 BA, 56 HR, 293 RBI, 27 SB, .859 OPS
Michelangelo:
  • 0 Major League seasons
  • Sistine Chapel, David, Pieta, Bacchus



Mike Hampton:
  • 4 Minor League seasons (mostly at class A)
  • .236 BA, 31 HR, 182 RBI, 68 SB, .724 OPS

Mike Hampton (Rockies, Astros, Braves pitcher):
  • 16 Major League seasons
  • 28.1 WAR, 148 - 115 W/L, 4.06 ERA, 2268.1 IP, 1387 K, 1.442 WHIP
  • .246 BA, 16 HR, 79 RBI, 3 SB, .650 OPS


Tommy Davis:
  • 1 Major League season (5 games)
  • 9 Minor League seasons (mostly at AAA)
    • .274 BA, 95 HR, 450 RBI, 24 SB, .749 OPS
Tommy Davis (Dodgers OF):
  • 18 Major League seasons
  • 20.5 WAR, .294 BA, 153 HR, 1052 RBI, 136 SB, .733 OPS
 

Hope you enjoyed this episode of the lesser knowns! Thanks for reading. 

8 comments:

  1. Joe Jackson was also a singer.

    I recently noticed a Tommie Aaron for 50 cents on Card Barrel, but you probably got him a while ago.

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    1. And the father of Michael, Janet, Jermaine, and the rest was also named Joe Jackson. Obviously not the same guy. British Joe Jackson is a big favorite of mine and one of the first concerts I saw way back in 1980.

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  2. This is the Jim Nettles card you should get: https://www.freedomcardboard.com/forum/threads/short-interview-with-jim-nettles-about-his-1990-pacific-card.38601/

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  3. Have you got Albert Hall in your collection? His namesake is one of the most famous musical venues in London. (Often called the Royal Albert Hall.)

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  4. Kind of unrelated, but I've always liked the last name of Farnsworth. It just sounds fancy.

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