Sunday, April 23, 2006

April 23rd, 1977

Jason Tyner Born

Last September I wrote about Cecil Fielder's first career stolen base, and Matt LeCroy who despite nearly four hundred and fifty games has never stolen a base. Today we have the contrast, Jason Tyner. Tyner has played for the Mets, Devil Rays and Twins for parts of five seasons, totaling just over nine hundred plate appearances. Tyner, who is not a very good player truth be told, has managed as many as thirty-one steals in a season. Power however, has continued to elude him.

Over the course of his career, Tyner's season high in doubles is just eight, and despite his exceptional speed Tyner has only managed a season high of five triples. His biggest problem, however, remains the home run. Over the course of his minor league career Tyner has a grand total of zero home runs, just like you and me. Baseball players are exceptional athletes of course, but at least we mere mortals can know we have the same home run power as Jason Tyner.

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