Saturday, September 12, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION-"IN ACTION" #47: 1972 AMOS OTIS

Today we have a "missing" 1972 "In Action" card for underrated Kansas City Royals outfielder Amos Otis.
Take a look:


Otis was just coming into his own in 1971, leading the American League in stolen bases with 52 and beginning a nice run of plate production that would see him become a cog in the successful Royals teams of the mid-to-late 1970's.
By the time he retired after the 1984 season he topped 2000 hits, 1000 runs, 1000 RBI's, 340 stolen bases and just under 200 home runs with 193.
He also brought home three Gold Gloves for his fielding in 1971, 1973 and 1974, as well as getting named to five all-star teams.
Excellent all-around numbers that often get buried behind his former teammates and contemporaries of the decade.

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