I think blog reader Joe mentioned that I should create a “missing” 1972 “in-action” card for former all-star catcher Ray Fosse, so here goes:
Fosse was coming off of two straight all-star campaigns in 1970 and 1971 with the Cleveland Indians.
Of course we’ll always remember his meeting at the plate with a
steamrolling Pete Rose, resulting in an injured shoulder for Fosse that
some say curtailed his promise the rest of his career.
Nevertheless, Fosse put together a very nice 12-year career that
included two Gold Gloves to go with the all-star nods, as well as two
championships while with the Oakland A’s in 1973 and 1974.