Tuesday, July 7, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1971 WAYNE COMER

Here's a "missing" 1971 card for Wayne Comer, he of five partial Major League seasons between 1967 and 1972:


During the 1970 season Comer played for both the Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Senators, compiling 171 plate appearances over 90 games.
He hit .212 with 31 hits in 146 at-bats, along with 22 runs scored and nine runs batted in for good measure.
The previous season would be his only substantial playing time, as one of the full-time Seattle Pilots outfielders in their lone season before moving onto  Milwaukee.
He appeared in 147 games with 573 plate appearances, hitting .245 with 15 homers and 54 runs batted in with 88 runs scored while playing five positions, including catcher.
All told, Comer would play in 316 games, with 808 plate appearances, collecting 157 hits in 687 at-bats, good for a .229 average, with 16 homers and 67 runs batted in, before retiring after a short stint with the Detroit Tigers in 1972.

3 comments:

  1. Nice card. Read about him in Jim Bouton's book Ball Four.

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  2. I started collecting this set en-masse when a friend gave me 50-100 as he was moving away. The Senators cards in this set were kinda of an enigma for me. By the time I really knew the teams and got serious about collecting in 1973-74, the Senators were long gone. Collecting the 72 Rangers was also a goal but I never realized the connection between the two until a few years later. The white team letters and the black background always gave them an eerie, old feeling especially when they used dark or night photos like this one.

    Nice looking card. Looks like it belongs.

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  3. Not sure why he was excluded in 1971.

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