With the 2015 Major League Baseball season officially underway later today, it seemed like an appropriate time for today's card. The Red Sox actually kick off their season in Philadelphia tomorrow, and one of the players fans will be most excited to watch is Mookie Betts:
After an impressive 50 games or so with Boston last season, Mookie tore the cover off the ball during Spring Training. As a result, he's been named lead-off hitter and starting center fielder to begin the season. Earning his spot on the roster was no small feat, as the Red Sox were crowded in the outfield and even optioned a man making $70 Million plus to AAA (Rusney Castillo). The ceiling is certainly very high for Betts, and I'm dying to see how he can perform if he stays on the big league roster, and remains healthy, for an entire season.
I hope you enjoy the season, best of luck to whatever team you follow (unless they happen to be in the AL East in which case I hope they finish no higher than second)!
1976 SSPC: Bill Gogolewski, Bob Stinson And Billy Smith - Bill Gogolewski is from Oshkosh, WI (b’gosh!) and pitched 19 games of relief in 1975 to finish his pitching career. Before that, he pitched six seasons, m...