Wednesday, June 17, 2009

196(9) At A Time - Page 14

#115 - Bill Hands The Cubs starter gets his own post tomorrow

#116 - Chuck Harrison The Royals purchased Harrison from the Braves in December of 1968. He hit .221 in 75 games for the expansion team in 1969.

#117 - Jim Fairey The Expos drafted Jim from the Dodger organization. I always confused Jim Fairey with Ron Fairly. Both were with the Dodgers and later both ended up in Montreal together.

#118 - Stan Williams Hatless Stan is showing off his flattop haircut. He is pictured in Yankee pinstripes, though he last pitched in the Bronx in 1964.

#119 - Doug Rader Doug is airbrushed because he is with the Astros. He's got a pretty weird look on his face.

#120 - Pete Rose My card had vertical centering issues. I suppose some day I should upgrade this one. Pete is not included in the hall of fame player count. Should he be?

#121 - Joe Grzenda The first thing that pops into my mind when I look at this card is Lurch from the Addams Family. "You rang?"

Joe last appeared in the major leagues in 1967 with the Mets. He hoped to make a comeback with the Twins in 1969 at the age of 32. He ended up with a decent year, going 4-1 in 38 games.

#122 - Ron Fairley I talked about Ron a few players earlier when talking about Jim Fairy. Ron was a fixture in the Dodger outfield for ten years before being sent to the Expos during the 1969 season.

#123 - Wilbur Wood At this point in his career, the Sox knuckleballer was one of the top relievers in the American League. He would later make the transition to starter was a 20 game winner twice and a 20 game loser twice. In fact in 1973 he did both, going 24-20 in an astounding 49 starts.

Overall Set Totals (player cards only)
Hall of Famers - 8
Hatless - 30
Airbrush - 27
Cubs (includes past, present, or future) - 21

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