Friday, December 11, 2009

The 20/20 Club Was a Big Deal

Q: When did the 20/20 club stop being a big deal?

A: When you're Howard Johnson and you had a 30/30 season the year before.

In 1987 HoJo burst into the Mets starting line-up hitting 36 home runs, 99RBIs, and 32 stolen bases. The Mets just missed the playoffs thanks to crappy sinkerball from Roger McDowell to Terry Pendelton! Well, at least that's who I blame it on.

In 1988, HoJo followed his '87 season with a 20/20 campaign hitting 24 home runs, 68 RBIs, and 23 stolen bases.


Anonymous said...

I think I have the Kal Daniels from that set.

In 1987, there were a ton of 30/30 players, so I bet they were planning a 30/30 set and not many players hit it. So they had to change it to 20/20.

Because 20/20 has *never* been a big deal that I'm aware of.

James said...

I think you're right... 20/20 was only a big deal to the guys who just missed 30/30.