Thursday, March 3, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1979 STEVE STAGGS

Here’s a “missing” 1979 card for former infielder Steve Staggs, who played parts of two seasons in the Major Leagues:


Staggs appeared in 47 games for Oakland since coming over from Toronto before the 1978 season.
In those games he hit .244 while filling in in the infield, with 19 hits spread out over 78 at-bats.
The previous season he got his first taste of the Majors when he came up with the Blue Jays and appeared in 72 games, hitting .258 with 75 hits in 291 at-bats.
For that action he got his one and only Topps card in the 1978 set.
But sadly for him those two seasons would be it, and he’d find himself in the Montreal Expos minor league system in 1979 before leaving the game for good as a player.
All told he hit .255 for his short career, with 94 hits in 369 at-bats over 119 games.

1 comment:

  1. I think it would be fun to track down some of these more obscure players who may happen to be on social media and share your creations with them. :-) Would probably make their day.

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