Ron Kittle – 1989 Topps

November 4, 2010

“Mr. Kittle, May I Have A Hall Pass?”

Briefly, he was one of the more feared sluggers in the AL.

But man, he looks like a history teacher who doubles as the JV wrestling coach.

He got old in a hurry. Bill James wrote about players like Kittle, who when they are young have ‘old hitter’ skills – low average, power, high walk totals, no speed.

They don’t age well. Ron didn’t either. He got hurt a lot and was out of the game less than 10 years after his major league debut.

But he’s still beloved by the White Sox fans. And he makes benches and gives motivational speeches.

 

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