Card of the Moment #86
August 21st, 2012 by slangon

Today’s Card of the Moment is brought to us by the letters S, P and F. And the number 35.

If anyone has noticed, I haven’t posted here in about a week and a half. Normally, that could be chalked up to laziness, but this time I have an excuse. I was on vacation, sitting on a beach all week. So why am I telling you this now? I had meant to write up some posts and auto publish them throughout the week that I was gone, but in the push to get things done at work and home before I left, that fell by the way side. I did, however manage to get this Lowell Palmer card scanned in before I left,and he was actually supposed to be the first of those auto posts. You know, since he’s wearing awesome shades and I was heading to the beach and all that. I figured scanning cards is such a pain in the ass, why let it go to waste?

Lowell Palmer spent 5 seasons in the big leagues, appearing in 106 games for the Phillies, Cardinals, Indians and Padres. Judging by his numbers, Lowell wasn’t a very good pitcher. During the 5 years that he spent playing in the Majors, he posted a 5-18 record and allowed an average of 5.29 runs per 9 innings.

As you can see from the back of his card, he had a bit more success in the Minors, which is probably why he ended up on a big league roster to begin with. But guys who were really awesome in the Minors and then fizzled in the Majors are a dime a dozen. Sometimes a little  bit of style can go a long way.

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