Here at WSBGM's, we enjoy paying homage to the lesser known players that once graced the field in a Phillies uniform. This Phriday's phlashback goes to the extreme, as I did not even remember these two schmucks until I found their player page on Baseball-Reference. In fact the only reason I came upon these faceless wonders is I took a survey to get credited with $2 and ended up sponsoring their pages for a year (I'm a cheapskate). That's right, WSBGM's is now the proud sponsor of the no use for a name Ken Jackson and Brad Moore.
Ken Jackson came into the Phils system as a highly touted 1st round pick (17th overall). His illustrious career spanned all of 8 games during the '87 season, in which he managed to collect 4 hits. Those are the hi-lights...sad isn't it? He was a shortstop, and his path to the Majors was obviously blocked by the far superior glove and bat-wizard Steve Jeltz. Our other funded page holder Brad Moore had a bit more exposure at the MLB level. Moore, like Jackson, only played in 8 games, but he managed to space those ever-so-important games out over 2 seasons ('88 and '90). Brad finished his stellar career compiling 8.3 innings pitched, 6 bb, 3 k, and a eye-popping 1.08 ERA...why wasn't this guy a Cy Young candidate?
Next time you're bored, I suggest you go back through the years of Phillies rosters and see how many one-hit-wonders you can uncover. You'll be surprised how many Ken Jackson's and Brad Moore's there have been over the past couple decades. *By the way, BloodStripes- No Use For A Name and One Hit Wonder are both punk bands, check them out.