People Don’t Talk About Fernando Tatis Sr.’s 1999 Enough

I want to preface all of this by letting you, dear reader, know, that I’m not saying, I’m just saying.

By now everyone (literally everyone I checked) knows that (a) Fernando Tatis Sr. (5-11, 185) was a fairly light hitting, good defensively get on base type for 11 big league seasons, and that (b) his son, Fernando Tatis Jr. (6-3, 217) is a complete unit who has hit bombs at a 43 per year pace in his first three seasons in the show.

Fine. People know that. But what people don’t talk about enough, is that Fernando Sr. averaged about 10 bombs a year, if you take out one year. That year: 1999 when he hit 34. What year was Fernando Tatis Jr. born? That’s right 1999. So, was Fernando Tatis Jr. a steroid baby? Predestined to his dingers due to the existence of performance enhancing drugs at his conception? I’m certainly not saying that. But I’m not not saying that. I’m not not not saying that either, I’m just giving you the facts.

Do with that information what you will.


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