Thursday, May 17, 2018

#81 Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies

Player: Aaron Nola (Baseball Reference) (Wikipedia)
Card Number: 81 (Trading Card Database)
Division: National League East
Position: P
Jersey Number: 27
RC/Future Stars/Topps Rookie Cup: No

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 26: Aaron Nola #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the first inning during a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park on May 26, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Reds won 5-2. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Game Date: May 26, 2017
Opponent: Cincinnati Reds
Stadium: Citizens Bank Park
Home/Away: Home
Game Outcome: Reds 5, Phillies 2
Win/Loss: Loss
Player Game Line: 6 IP, 6 Hits, 5 Earned Runs, Loss
Photographer: Hunter Martin (Personal Website)
New Team/Photoshopped?: No

Birthdate: June 4, 1993
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, LA
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB Service Years: 3
Social Media Handles: (Twitter) (Instagram)

This is Nola's third consecutive year as part of the Opening Day set beginning in 2016.

Nola had the same card for Series 1 and the Phillies Factory Team Set but also had a short printed photo variation in Series 1 as well.

Something I learned because of this card: Yesterday I noticed a couple of Tennessee connections but with Aaron Nola it was that he attended Louisiana State University, which has come up a couple of times already as well. Mikie Mahtook and Andrew Stevenson, two guys I've already profiled also attended and I see two more on the list coming up. College was not something I was tracking, but I might add it in.