Except that he is a borderline hall of famer. Hardly a random journeyman. They've had more obscure pro athletes in the past. Also, he was recognized.
Anyone who paid attention to baseball at all in the mid-90s through the mid-00s is going to recognize the name at least. He was never really the marquee draw, always overshadowed by a Bonilla or a Bonds, and he has a pretty generic look to him though.