Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September 4, 2012 Eleven Returns Today

After the three day holiday, all the mail came today and I got eleven returns....

Hal Smith

Hal was a catcher who played on the 1960 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates and was a member of the original 1962 Houston Colt 45s. Now I have to send the Multi- Hal Smith card to the OTHER Hal Smith to be signed.

Jay Johnstone

Jay played almost 20 years in the big leagues. He started with the California Angels in 1966. He played with 8 other teams before retiring in 1985. He asked for copies of my cards and asked if I could make him cards of him as a Cub and Dodger.

Ellie Rodriguez

Ellie came up with the Yankees and played 9 games in 1968. He became a regular catcher for the Royals, Brewers and Angels before retiring in 1976.

Tom Kelly

Tom came up to the Minnesota Twins in 1975 and played in 49 games with one home run. He became more famous as the Minnesota Twins manager from 1986-2001 and two World Series Championships in 1987 and 1991.

Tom Shopay
 Tom started in the NY Yankees organization in 1967 and 1969. He was acquired by the Orioles and spent the 1970s between Baltimore and Rochester, the Orioles' AAA team.

Jack Reed 

Jack was a member of the 1961 World Champion NY Yankees but is most remembered for his only major league home run. On June 25, 1962, he hit it in the 22nd inning to beat the Tigers.

Hal Gilson 

Hal played with the Cardinals in 1968 and went 0-2. He was traded to the Astros in June 1968


Dave Nicholson

Dave played with the Orioles, White Sox, Astros and Braves from 1960-1967. In 1963 as a regular outfielder with the White Sox, he led the American League in strikeouts with 175.

Wayne Granger 
Wayne was one of the best relief pitchers of the early 1970s with the Reds and Twins. In 1969 he pitched in 90 games for the Reds.

Jim Perry  

Jim was one of the best pitchers of the 1960s with the Indians and Twins. He won the Cy Young Award in 1970 when he went 24-12.

George Zuverink 

George started his career with the Cleveland Indians in 1951. He led the American League in pitching appearances in 1956 ( 62 games) and 1957 (56 games).


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