I’m sure you are thinking shouldn’t this be …a what happened to Dontrelle Willis post? Well considering his career was rather short as opposed to what was expected … Why not make it an Old School Tuesday moment. In a short career (2003-2011) Willis won rookie of the year with the Florida Marlins (2003) a world series champion also in 2003 was a 2 time all star (2003,2005) and led the National League in wins with 22 in 2005.
Willis is also noted for being a good hitting pitcher, for his career he hit 9 home runs 39 RBIS with a 244 batting average also of note:
- First pitcher to hit a grand slam since Robert Person in 2002 when he hit one off José Lima of the New York Mets on July 7, 2006.
- Hit two home runs in one game against Mets’ pitchers Óliver Pérez and Roberto Hernández on September 20, 2006.
Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday spotlights …Dontrelle Willis