Bill Pecota

I guess this was the best photo Fleer could find in 1991. What is he looking at?

Why we like him: Bill Pecota defined what it means to be a Kansas City Royal (as you can clearly see in the photo above). He couldn't hit. He couldn't hit for power. He couldn't play defense. He couldn't settle in a single position. He couldn't even be photographed doing anything successful. He was even included as an afterthought with Bret Saberhagen that brought the great Gregg Jefferies to KC from the Mets.

No, but seriously. He was a career .249 hitter with 22 home runs who pocketed almost $800,000 for his 1992 performance in New York that saw him bat .227 and slug .297. Shrewd bit of business by the Mets.

Ladies and gentlemen, Bill Pecota, ballplayer.

Throwback Thursday: Mike Garcia

The Indians logo is even staring at this dreamy stud muffin.

Why we like him: Mike Garcia was a three-time All Star, and he won 20 games twice in his career. That coupled with his 142-97 career record over 14 years tells me he had a pretty decent go at it in the big league. However, the best part about Garcia is that his nickname was "The Big Bear." He was a hard-throwing righty who was named one of the Top 100 Greatest Indians in 2001 (which is an honor, I guess), and was even voted into the team's hall of fame in 2007. Good for you, Big Bear.

Ladies and gentlemen, Mike Garcia, ballplayer.