Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1971 JOHN ROSEBORO

Time to go and give former all-star catcher Johnny Roseboro a “caeer Capping” and “missing” 1971 card as he closed out a very nice career after the 1970 season:


Roseboro played the final 46 games of his career with the Washington Senators in 1970, posting a .233 batting average with 20 hits over 86 at-bats.
It was nice 14-year career that saw him named to four all-star teams, while taking home two Gold Gloves, both while still with the Los Angelos Dodgers, for whom he played 11-years and had his finest seasons as a big leaguer.
He would be a member of three world champion clubs while in L.A., in 1959, 1963 and 1965, and would help manage the incredible pitching staff that included the likes of Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Don Sutton.
Not too shabby!
Over all he batted .249 for his career, with 1206 hits in 4847 at-bats, hitting 104 homers and driving in 548 runs in 1585 games.

1 comment:

  1. Another excellent card. I don't think I'll ever think of Roseboro without immediately thinking of his infamous fight with Juan Marichal. Roseboro supposedly threw the ball near Marichal's head when throwing it back to the pitcher, and Marichal retaliated by hitting Roseboro with his bat. Roseboro actually tried to sue him, but in later years, they became good friends. Marichal was actually a pallbearer at Roseboro's funeral.

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