Thursday, December 5, 2013
#121 Todd Worrell
1. Todd was the near-unanimous winner of the 1986 National League Rookie of the Year award, with Kevin Mitchell receiving a lone first-place vote to act as spoiler.
2. Worrell had a late-career renaissance with the Dodgers, making a pair of All-Star teams in 1995 and 1996 and saving a league-high 44 games in the latter season.
3. His younger brother Tim spent 14 years as a reliever for the Padres, Giants, and seven other teams. He debuted with San Diego in 1993.
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: Again, I get the sense that I never looked at the backs of these cards as intently as I'd always assumed. It's rare to see a player miss two straight years in total due to injuries, and that should have left a greater impression on me.
Bill James Said: "."
On This Date in 1993: December 5. Rafael Caldera Rodriguez is elected President of Venezuela for a second time, unseating interim leader Ramon Jose Velazquez. He had previously governed the country from 1969 to 1974.