Ramp Champ #24: David Eckstein

David Eckstein is an infielder who played for the Pawtucket Red Sox in 2000. He was 25.

Through 119 Pawtucket games, Eckstein batted .246 with 20 doubles. He hit one lonely home run.

Two things:
1. David Eckstein is the all-time Pawtucket Hit By Pitch leader (and, evidently, the International League leader as well) with 20 in one season. Second place (10 HBP) is not even close. This is what happens when you don't drink beer.
2. Please enjoy this story about Eckstein's horrible Pawtucket slump. The hitting coach was not Arnie Beyeler... It was Gary Biagini.

David Eckstein's picture is in the middle portion of the home plate tower.


Anonymous said...

Eckstein is my least favorite baseball player of all time.
I looked at the linked site of Ugly Baseball Cards and was dissappointed to see this one wasn't included:

Jenks said...

That's a real oversight. Someone needs to re-activate that blog.