Wednesday, June 17, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1979 JIM BREAZEALE

Here we have a "missing" 1979 card for White Sox spot-player Jim Breazeale, who appeared in 25 games during the 1978 season in the South-Side, mainly at first base.
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Breazeale, who hadn't appeared in Major League action since 1972 when he was with the Atlanta Braves, made it back to hit .208 with 15 hits over 72 at-bats with three doubles, three home runs and 13 runs batted in.
He did have a Topps card in the 1973 set after having the most playing time of his short 4-year career in 1972.
That season he played in 52 games, batting .247 over 85 at-bats, collecting 21 hits, a couple of doubles and five home runs with 17 RBI's.
The 1978 action with the White Sox would prove to be the final time he saw on a Major League field, closing out his career with a .223 average, with 40 hits over 179 at-bats, with nine homers  and 33 RBI's thrown in.

1 comment:

  1. The White Sox actually took him in the 1977 Rule V Draft after he had spent 1973-1977 playing for the AAA Richmond Braves. By the time this card would have come out, Breazeale was managing the A Appleton Foxes.

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