Wednesday, May 13, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1979 HARRY CHAPPAS

Here's a "missing" 1979 card for former Chicago White Sox prospect Harry Chappas:



In 1978 Chappas appeared in 20 games, good for 88 plate appearances.
He batted .267 with 20 hits in 75 official at-bats, collecting a double with six runs batted in and eleven runs scored.
He garnered some attention in his short career because of his diminutive size, listed as 5'3" though he claimed to have been closer to 5'5".
He even appeared on a Sports Illustrated cover (see below), titled "The Littlest Rookie".
 


Sadly for him it a Major League career never really panned out, as he played in parts of three seasons (1978-1980), totaling 72 games and 209 plate appearances.
His career totals: a .245 batting average, with 45 hits in 184 at-bats, four doubles, a home run, 26 runs scored and 12 runs batted in.

2 comments:

  1. Looks like Topps gave him a card in 1980, but that's it?

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    1. Yeah he got a card in the 1980 set, yet if you look at both seasons of action, they're pretty much the same. Go figure. One year you deserve a card, the next you're out...

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