Time to go and give “The Hammer”, John Milner a “Nickname” card in my ongoing thread.
Take a look:
I gave him a 1975 card since he was coming off of arguably the two best
seasons of his career, hitting 20+ homers in both 1973 and 1974 while
also manning first base and the outfield for the New York Mets.
He’d never quite reach those numbers again in his 12-year career, or
even get the playing time, as he’d top 500 plate appearances only once
more between 1975 and the end of his career in 1982,
By the time he was out of big league ball in 1982, he finished with 131
homers with 855 hits over 3436 at-bats, for a lifetime average of .249
with 455 runs scored and 498 runs batted in...and one cool nickname.