Saturday, December 5, 2020

December 5, 2020 Bobby Morgan, Jim Gentile, Merlin Nippert, Bob Blaylock, Don Gile, George Kernek, Derrell Griffith, Gary Kroll, Gordon Richardson

 These are some baseball customs that I have gotten TTM or through private signings......

Bobby Morgan

was a utility infielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers from  1950-1953 who had the misfortune of playing behind Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges and Billy Cox. He also played for the Phillies, Cardinals and Cubs. 

 Don Gile

was a first baseman, catcher who played college baseball at the University of Arizona before signing with the Red Sox in 1955. He bounced up and down between the Red Sox and the minor leagues from 1959 to 1962.


Bob Blaylock

 was a pitcher for the St Louis Cardinals in 1956 and 1959.  He had a 1-7 lifetime record but led the American Association in strikeouts in 1958 with 193.


Merlin Nippert

pitched for the Boston Red Sox in four games during the 1962 season after being called up from Seattle of the Pacific Coast League where he had a 8-2 record with a 2.00 ERA.


Gary Kroll

was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1959. He made his big league debut with them in 1964 and pitched in two games before he traded to the Mets for the original Frank Thomas. In 1965, he stuck with the Mets and pitched in 32 games, starting 11 of them.


Gordon Richardson

pitched for the 1964 World Champion St Louis Cardinals as a rookie in 1964 after a fine minor league season at Jacksonville where he had a 9-3 record with a 1.55 ERA. He was traded to the Mets in 1964.


 Jim Gentile 

was one of the best hitting first baseman in the American League in the early 1960s. He was an American league All Star from 1960 to 1962, His best season was in 1961 when he hit 46 home runs, had 146 RBIs and a .302 average and finished third in MVP voting behind Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle.

Derrell Griffith

signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1962. He batted .290 in 78 games with the Dodgers in 1964. In 1965 he was moved to the outfield when Tommy Davis broke his ankle but only hit .133 before he was replaced by Lou Johnson. He was traded to the Mets in 1966 and then the Astros in 1967.


George Kernek

was signed as a free agent in 1961 by the St. Louis Cardinals.  After batting .295 with 17 homers and 86 RBIs with Jacksonville in Triple A in 1965, he was recalled in September; he got into ten games with the Cardinals. In 1965 the Cardinals traded Bill White and George started on Opening Day 1966 at first base. he didn't hit well and the Cardinals traded for Orlando Cepeda.




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