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Yuni vs. his predecessors, part 3 March 8, 2008

Posted by Brad in commentary, stats.
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A continuing look at early, terrible Mariners shortstops
1980-1981 Jim Anderson

J. Anderson

Stats: .219/.289/.311 in 479 at bats over two years. Got caught stealing 9 times while stealing just 5 bases.
Place in M’s fandom: None. This is what happens when you replace a .218 hitter (Mario Mendoza) with a .219 hitter (blandly-named white guy).
Wikipedia/Google: His Wikipedia entry actually states “Anderson led Texas League shortstops with 93 double plays while playing for the El Paso Diablos in 1977.” Ugh.
Apparently Anderson’s now part of the Angels Speakers Bureau. He’s speaking for the enemies of Anaheim.  Boo!

You can get that Donruss 1981 Jim Anderson card at Bidville for five cents. There are some Yuniesky Betancourt cards going for cheaper on eBay, but they don’t show him striking out. Yuni still has yet to meet his match among Mariners shortstops.

Tomorrow: A more nautical theme.

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