Friday, July 31, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 WINSTON LLENAS: "1976 PROJECT"

Today we go and give former California Angels infielder Winston Llenas a card that was missing from the 1976 set. Take a look:


Llenas appeared in 56 games for the Halos, hitting .186 with 21 hits over 113 at-bats while playing five different positions plus some DH-ing.
The action he saw in 1975 would be the last of his career, all spent with the Angels since he came up in 1968.
He didn't play in 1970 or 1971, so over the six seasons he did see action in the Majors, he hit .230 with 122 hits over 531 official at-bats, spread over 300 big league games.
In 1973 he led the American League with 16 pinch-hits and 56 pich-hit at-bats, while seeing the most action in any season he played, 78 games.
He then went on to play a year in Japan, for the Taiheiyo Club in 1976, hitting .227 before going to to play, coach and manage in the Dominican Republic for years, eventually getting inducted into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.

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