The other day I posted Livan Hernandez’ rookie card to honor his place as the Nats’ all-time wins leader. Well, guess who the Nats’ all-time batting leader is with a .310 average? That’s right, it’s Da Meathook.
Here’s Dmitri as a young man (via cardboard), and there’s so much to love. First, how impossibly young he is. Second, that he played third base and was expected to be “a Terry Pendleton-type.” Third, that he “hit .564 in high school — and that was as a seventh grader.” Fourth, that he carried a book titled “Dmitri’s Approach to Hitting .300” in his back pocket. I could go on.