Monday, April 18, 2016

THEN AND NOW: LEO CARDENAS: 1960-1976

Let’s give “Mr. Automatic” Leo Cardenas a “super veteran” card in the 1976, capping off a nice 16-year career that saw him named to five all-star teams between 1960 and 1975:


Cardenas came up with the Cincinnati Reds and put in some very nice campaigns before doing the same in Minnesota between 1969 and 1971.
He finished his tenure in the Majors in California, Cleveland and Texas before walking away with a .257 lifetime average, 1725 hits, 118 homers and 662 runs scored with a Gold Glove thrown in over 1941 games.

1 comment:

  1. Another underappreciated guy from that era. 1700 hits is pretty good total. He's another guy that is a big part of the Reds alumni that is always around their various functions.

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