Monday, May 23, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1971 JIM HUTTO

Here’s a “missing” 1971 card for a guy I have seen here and there among the more obscure players of the decade, Jim Hutto, who played about a third of a season in 1970 with the Philadelphia Phillies and a handful of games with the Baltimore Orioles in 1975:


During the 1970 season, Hutto was a 22-year-old rookie who played both the outfield and first base, hitting .185 over 92 at-bats in 57 games.
That really would be the bulk of his Major League career, as he’d toil in the Minors for the rest of his pro days aside from four games he suited up for as an Oriole during the 1975 season.
In those four games he caught two of them and went 0-5 at the plate, bringing his career average to .175, where it would stay.
Funny enough it’s as an Oriole that I see his name come up often, instead of the Phillies with whom he got the majority of his playing time.

3 comments:

  1. Cool card. Originally drafted by the Redsox

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  2. Always loved the Phillies/1971 color scheme. The black border, green team and yellow position lettering compliment the Phillies uniform nicely.

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  3. Jim Wore Jersey #20 and made it famous before HOF Mike Schmidt.....Ha!

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