Saturday, November 16, 2013

Awesome night card, pt. 198


"Maybe the motion evolved from my pitiful body. ... I've never been strong. I can't throw using my chest and shoulder muscles -- what muscles? -- so I drive my arm by using my legs and lower back. It's a pivot-like swing. And today, where typical fastball pitchers get sore arms, I will occasionally get an ache in the back of my thighs, of all places."

-- Kent Tekulve, Sports Illustrated, May 5, 1980

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Night card binder candidate: Kent Tekulve, 1989 Upper Deck, #207
Does it make the binder?: Of course

5 comments:

  1. I've always loved that painfully awkward card, and I love that quote even more.

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  2. I have always heard that Walter Johnson threw this way and it certainly seemed to work for him. Gotta wonder why more pitchers don't throw sidearm/submarine...

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  3. Y'all prepare yourself for the Rubberband Man
    You've never heard a sound like the Rubberband Man
    You're bound to lose control when the Rubberband starts to jam

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