7.14.2010

Luis Sojo, 1990 Topps

Name: Luis Sojo
Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Position: Utility infielder
Value of card: Value, as beauty, is in the eye of the beholder
Key 1989 stat: 1,652 women seduced
Sojo's mojo: Most players make it to the big leagues because of their on-the-field skills. A few make it because of their swagger. One man made it because of his looks. That man: Luis Sojo, utility infielder and casanova. Sojo left his family and 67 wives in Venezuela to come north to Toronto, Canada's City of Romance. The Blue Jays needed power, speed and defensive sure-handedness. Sojo had none of those things, but he did have a monobrow, manicured mustache and greasy hair peeking out from beneath his ill-fitting hat. Within days in Toronto, his massive head adorned billboards. Women immigrated to Canada just to catch a glimpse of the man they called "El Guapo." He couldn't hit worth a lick, but a wiggle of his ears caused capacity crowds to faint. The Blue Jays' attendance went up, bedroom trysts went down, and Sojo stayed even, hitting .225 on the field and .775 with the ladies.

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