Random Rivalries: Mike Redmond & Tom Glavine

2001 Upper Deck #215 Mike Redmond Front VS 1997 Topps #50 Tom Glavine Front

Why we like them: That popping sound you just heard was just Mike Redmond lacing another double off Tom Glavine. Of all the inexplicable cases of random hitters dominating a legendary pitcher, this is one that I'll always remember. Redmond owned Glavine. Redmond batted .438 against Glavine over the course of his career. Sure, Glavine won more than half the time, but barely. Redmond also perplexedly posted an OPS of 1.075 versus the 300-game winner.

Redmond, who is in his first year as manager of the Marlins, did bat .330 against left-handed starters over the course of his career, which made him an extremely valuable commodity as a backup backstop, and his career average overall evened out to a nice .287. Glavine, of course, won a pair of Cy Youngs and 305 games. But he always had trouble with Mike Redmond.

Ladies and gentlemen, Mike Redmond and Tom Glavine, ballplayers.

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