Thursday, August 17, 2006

August 17th, 1965

Alex Cole Born

According to the back of this card, the Indians “built their entire team around Alex’s speed in 1991.” Their reward for this decision was last place and a league-leading one hundred and five losses. Like they say, speed—especially when you steal twenty-seven bases but are caught seventeen times—kills. Luckily for the Indians, by 1992 they realized that Albert Belle and his twenty-eight home runs were worth a lot more than Alex Cole and his ten net steals.

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