Friday, September 11, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1971 HANK AGUIRRE

I guess we can consider this both a "missing" 1971 card for pitcher Hank Aguirre and a "career capper", since he saw his last action on a Major League mound in 1970 with the Chicago Cubs.
Check out my card first:


1970 saw Aguirre wrap up a nice 16-year career, which saw him suit up for the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers and Cubs between 1955 and 1970.
He appeared in 17 games for the Cubs, posting a 3-0 record with a 4.50 ERA over 17 games and 14 innings of work.
His finest season was 1962 with the Tigers when he went 16-8 with a league-leading 2.21 earned run average and 156 strikeouts.
Overall he finished his career with a 75-72 record, with a 3.25 ERA, nine shutouts and 33 saves over 447 games and 1375.1 innings.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely cool. I remember his 1970 card when I was a child. I started collecting in 1973-1974. Even though the 1970 card was only a few years older, it looked like a real "oldie'

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