The Curse of Monty Burns

Oh, Mr. Burns has done it all right

It’s been 18 years since that magical summer of 1992 when Springfield Nuclear Power Plant general manager, C. Montgomery Burns, assembled arguably the greatest softball team ever.  And while the lineup was good enough to take down the Shelbyville Nuclear Power Plant, a closer look would reveal a collection of players that might have even had trouble scoring runs against the Knuckle Princess.

Was there a curse?  Did the players spend too much time Talkin Softball?  Was Mike Scioscia’s tragic illness contagious?  Whatever the case, their softball success didn’t carry over to the Major League season as most of these guys were actually pretty terrible in 1992. . . .  like 2010 Baltimore Orioles terrible.  But don’t take my word for it:

C – Mike Scioscia – .221 / 19 r / 3 hr / 24 rbi / 3 sb

1B – Don Mattingly – .288 / 89 r / 14 hr / 86 rbi / 3 sb

2B – Steve Sax – .236 / 74 r / 4 hr / 47 rbi / 30 sb

3B – Wade Boggs – .259 / 62 r / 7 hr / 50 rbi / 1 sb

SS – Ozzie Smith – .295 / 73 r / 0 hr / 31 rbi / 43 sb

OF – Jose Canseco – .244 / 74 r / 26 hr / 87 rbi / 6 sb

OF – Ken Griffey Jr. – .308 / 83 r / 27 hr / 103 rbi / 10 sb

OF – Darryl Strawberry – .237 / 20 r / 5 hr / 25 rbi / 3 sb

SP – Roger Clemens – 18 w / 2.41 era / 1.07 whip / 208 k

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