Tuesday, June 23, 2009

196(9) At A Time - Page 15

#124 - Hank Bauer The A's skipper looks really sweaty. He is shown in an Orioles uniform, a team he led to the World Series in 1966 and then fired midway through the 1968 season.

#125 - Ray Sadecki
The young Giants lefty is smiling at Shea. He was coming of a league leading 18 losses in 1968, which is nothing to smile about. He came the the Giants from the Cardinals in 1966 straight up for Orlando Cepeda

#126 - Dick Tracewski
The Tigers utility infielder is shown at Yankee Stadium. 1969 would be his last year in the majors. A guy in the right place at the right time, he played for two pennant winner with the Dodgers and one with the Tigers.

#127 - Kevin Collins
Collins broke in with the Mets as a highly touted 18-year-old in 1965. He was never able to hit much and was traded early in the 1969 season to the Expos for Donn Clendenon. He has a Worlds Fair patch on his sleeve, meaning the picture was snapped in either 1964 or 1965.

#128 - Tommie Aaron
If you wanted to sum up Tommie Aaron's career with one word, that word would be "nepotism." How else can you explain a career .229 hitter sticking around for 7 seasons and playing for only one team (the same team his brother Hank was on!).

#129 - Bill McCool
What a Cool name, McCool. Bill was an All-Star with the Reds in 1966, but had fallen enough to be left exposed in the expansion draft and was grabbed up by the Padres. He was 3-5 in 1969, was traded in the off season and was out of the majors by July of 1970.

#130- Carl Yastrzemski
It looks like Yaz is making solid contact with a giant red ball.

#131 - Chris Cannizzaro
This picture of Cannizzaro was taken at the Polo Grounds in 1962 or 1963 when he was with the Mets. You can add him to a long list of veteran catchers who passed through Wrigley Field to replace the injured Randy Hundley as he spent part of 1971 with the Cubs.

#132 - Dave Baldwin
Not one of the acting Baldwin brothers, Dave is in the stretch at Yankee Stadium.

Overall Set Totals (player cards only)
Hall of Famers - 9
Hatless - 32
Airbrush - 28
Cubs (includes past, present, or future) - 22

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