Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Young Superstars II #4 - Jose Lind

Here's a pretty boring photograph of a very good defensive second baseman. While this photo is boring, the photo from the base release is one of the best in the set. It would be pretty interesting if these were taken just seconds apart, but chances are they weren't.

The base card shows Lind off the ground throwing out a runner at first. That's future Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg sliding in trying to break up the play.

Despite being an excellent defensive player, Lind's batting ability was just average and he possessed very little power (9HR, 324RBI in 3677 at bats, good for a .254 average).

He won his only Gold Glove in 1992.

After his playing career, Lind spent some time in prison (for leaving the scene of an accident, while not wearing pants with cocaine in the car). After getting out of prison and going through drug rehab, Lind spent several seasons as the manager of the independant Bridgeport Bluefish.

In 2007 he was named on the Mitchell Report.

Jose Lind's career statistics


MMayes said...

My daddy always taught me that if you're going to leave the scene of an accident without any pants on, for goodness sakes don't have cocaine in the car. It gives a bad impression.

Ben said...

Panta are overrated in general. But you're right, you have to decide beforehand if you're going to have cocaine or wear pants.

Jason Presley said...

Wow, Chico Lind was mentioned in the Mitchell Report? I guess he just used the 'roids to enhance his vertical leap instead of bothering with any extra time on the bench press.