Saturday, August 22, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION-"IN ACTION" #45: 1972 NORM CASH

Let's go and give "Stormin' Norman", former Detroit Tigers slugger Norm Cash a "missing" 1972 "In-Action" card shall we?
Here's what I came up with:


I like the close up shot, differing a bit from the images I've been using for all the others in this thread.
Cash was still putting in productive years at the tail-end of his career, having a strong 1971 season that saw him hit 32 homers (just one off the league lead), with 91 runs batted in and a nice .283 batting average for the era.
By the time he retired after the 1974 season he finished with 377 homers, 1104 RBI's, 1045 runs scored and a solid .271 batting average.
His 1961 year was massive, posting a league-leading .361 average with 193 hits, 119 runs scored, 41 homers and 132 RBI's.
Besides average, Cash would pace the American League in hits, on-base-percentage and intentional base-on-balls.
But it all gave him nothing but a fourth place finish in MVP voting thanks to guys like Maris, Mantle and Gentile.

1 comment:

  1. Norm Cash deserved an IN ACTION card because he appears on a LL card in the '72 set. Good job.

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