Friday, July 17, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1972 CLETE BOYER

I guess today's card can be considered a "missing in action OR even a "career capper": a 1972 Clete Boyer edition.
Take a look:


Boyer was wrapping up a nice 16-year career that saw him play for the Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves between 1955 and 1971.
For the 1971 season, he played in 30 games, with 108 plate appearances before calling it a career, batting .245 with 24 hits, 10 runs scored and 19 runs batted in while manning third base for the Braves.
His finest Major League season would have to be in 1967 when he hit 26 homers with 96 RBI's for Atlanta, even garnering some MVP votes.
His final pro numbers are solid for the era: 1396 hits with 645 runs scored, 200 doubles, 162 homers, 654 RBI's and a .242 batting average, while also leading his league in various fielding categories over at third base, including two fielding titles in 1967 and 1969, the latter of which got him his only Gold Glove.

1 comment:

  1. He was basically FIRED from the Braves, and ended up in Hawaii, where he was involved in the first trade between a Japanese League team and an American minor league team...got that on on my Unknown Transaction blog!

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