Sunday, April 5, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 RON STONE

Here's a "missing" 1973 card for former Phillies outfielder Ron Stone.
Check it out:


Stone played in 41 games for Philadelphia in 1972, batting .167 with nine hits in 54 official at-bats.
Granted, it's not like Topps really missed the boat on this guy for the 1973 set, but I DID find this decent image of him to use, so why not?
Anyway, turns out those would be the final games of his five-year career, playing in just over a couple-dozen games with the Kansas City Athletics in 1966 before coming back to the Majors with the Phillies in 1969.
His only relatively full season was 1970, when he played in 123 games, mainly as an outfielder.
He batted .262 that year with 12 doubles, five triples and three homers and 39 runs batted in, with a .262 batting average.
After splitting time in the Minors with both the Phillies and Royals organizations in 1973, his playing days were behind him.

2 comments:

  1. He needs the mod-1970s Phillies uniform. This shot would have been great in replacing that terrible card he had in 1970 with the A's uniform on (despite the fact he played with the Phillies all of 1969)

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  2. Great card! He does need the mod-1970s Phillies uniform, but this shot would be a great re-do for that awful 1970 card. Why was he wearing an A's uniform on that card although he was with the Phillies all of 1969?

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