Thursday, January 3, 2008

glasses so big, he can see the future

Player: Tom Henke
Card: 1988 Topps All-Star, #396
Errors: Big glasses. Too happy. Obscenely yellow. Possible decapitation photo. Chest hair.
Comments: Looking at Big Tom's stats, two things stuck out:
One, how did he finish seventh in Rookie of the Year voting after his fourth year in the big leagues? He pitched 25 games the year before! Maybe no one noticed. But, I digress.
Two, I was impressed that he saved 36 games with a 1.82 ERA in his last year. Big Tom went out on top. Unfortunately, the age of the contact lens pitcher was upon us by then, make Big Tom a relic. Honestly, have we no room in our hearts for a Tom Henke, a Kent Tekulve? Eric Gagne was close with the prescription goggles, but we all know that's not the same thing.
Where are ye now, Tom Henke? We miss you and your Coke-bottle happiness.
Scoring: 3-1


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Jason T. Carter said...

Tom was the man. I never realized how consistently great he was. Most guys trailed off at the end of their careers, but yeah ol' Henke Panky was strong until the end.

Steve Gierman said...

I think I went to school with someone who looked exactly like that. Scary. Reminds me of a better looking Tom Hume.

Dude said...

Tom Henke is in Toas Missouri just out side Jefferson City, he has a girl play basketball and is really very good. I expect to see her sign to a div 1 school soon.

NYBBNUT said...

Tom Henke was put up for adoption when he was very young ad raised by a Japanese family!

Deej Simons said...

Check out Lou Piniella - he got ROY votes in his 3rd season, but 5 years after his MLB debut. You are one funny son of a bitch, keep it up!

Anonymous said...

this is linsay henke, toms daughter, my dad is not ugly lol yea i do play at a D1 school, Arkansas State and its goin pretty good

Super Dash Rendar said...

That was pretty funny, I love the expression on his face it's as if he smells something.

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