Tom Henke: All-Star

blue jaysI'm featuring 1988 Topps Cards featuring members of my beloved Blue Jays that are featured on this blog.

Damn right Tom Henke was an all-star back in 1987. He led the league in saves that year with 34, one of only two Jays ever to accomplish that feat. He also allowed fewer hits (5.9) and recorded more strikeouts (12.3) per nine innings than any other AL pitcher.

For more about The Terminator, check out my entry about his regular card in this set. And, of course, there's The Ballad of Tom Henke.

Tom Henke


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Mike (Buffalo Boy)

Closers used to have such personality, thats not the case anymore.
Henke, while probably not the best of his generation was one of the top 5 for sure between him Reardon, Lee Smith and Eckersley. Henke was the best personality of the bunch...

April 29, 2008 @ 6:42 PM

Fredericton Steve

is that Hank Hill?

April 30, 2008 @ 12:59 AM

Ajax Mike

Man, is that a bad picture. I'd be embarassed of that on my driver's license, much less my (hypothetical) baseball card. Ouch.

April 30, 2008 @ 3:03 AM

Toronto Mike

It might be the worst picture I've ever seen on a baseball card.

1. He's got those big ass glasses.
2. He's got the biggest double chin I've ever seen - and he wasn't a chubby dude.
3. And that goofy grin... yikes.

The Terminator deserves better.

April 30, 2008 @ 8:38 AM

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