Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Young Superstars II #31 - Mitch Williams

Here's Mitch finishing up his... wacky delivery. As wacky as this one is, have a look at his base card:

They were taken at the same time, in Oakland. A lot of the Rangers cards in both the base release and the Young Superstars seem to have been taken at the same time in Oakland.

Mitch was fun to watch as long as you weren't a fan of the team he pitched for. You could never guess where the next pitch was going to end up. But despite his strange delivery and well known wildness, he only threw 44 wild pitches in his career. He did hit a lot of batters though.

Wild Thing was involved in the trade that sent Rafael Palmeiro and Jamie Moyer to Texas.

These days he's an analyst on the new MLB Network. He does a fair job

Mitch Williams' career statistics


Jinxo56 said...

I know what you mean about Mitch. He earned the Wild Thing nickname when he was with the Cubs. I still remember cringing when he came in.