Tuesday, July 30, 2013
#46 Eric Fox
1. Eric hit only five home runs in the majors. Of those, one was a game-winning three-run shot off of Rick Aguilera that propelled Oakland into a first-place tie with the Twins. Another was an Opening Day grand slam that broke open a one-run game in the eighth inning. His final MLB home run was a solo dinger off of none other than Randy Johnson.
2. Though Fox was finished as a big leaguer in 1995, he played in the minors through 1997, when he hit .285 in 87 games with the Phillies' AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons.
3. Eric has been a minor league coach and manager for the past 15 years. He's currently a coach for the Nationals' AA Harrisburg Senators.
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: The shorter player names always looked a bit odd with the larger, stretched-out font size that Topps used in this set.
Bill James Said: "He's not going to be a regular, but he might something something"
On This Date in 1993: July 30. A couple of guilty-pleasure comedy favorites hit the theatres: Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Mike Myers' So I Married an Axe Murderer. "HEAD! PANTS! NOW!"