Monday, August 27, 2012

August 27, 2012 Seven Returns Today

 Got back seven in the mail today

Fred Gladding
 Fred Gladding was one of the better relief pitchers of the 1960s with the Detroit Tigers and the Houston Astros. He led the National League in saves in 1969.

Marv Staehle

Marv came up with the Chicago White Sox in 1964 but spent most of the 1960s in the minor leagues. He was a good minor league hitter but didn't hit in the majors..He platooned at second base for the 1970 Montreal Expos.

Lee Stange

Lee pitched in the 1960s with the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox. After retiring he coached in the minors and majors. Lee signed only three of the the four customs.

John D'Acquisto

John was a starting his first few years with the Giants but finished his career as a relief pitcher. He won 12 games for the 1974 Giants. He included a signed business card.

Bill Hepler

Bill was originally signed by the Washington Senators in 1965 but was drafted by the NY Mets in the Rule 5 Draft. He stayed with the Mets in 1966 and went 3-3 in 37 games. The two Senators photos I used were originally black and white and I colorized them.

Randy Schwartz

Randy played in a few games for the Kansas City Athletics in 1965 and 1966. He spent most of those 2 seasons in the Athletics' minor league system.

Mike Baxes

Mike was a second baseman who played for the Kansas City Athletics in 1956 and 1958 but spent most of his baseball career playing in the Pacific Coast League.

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