Sunday, May 29, 2016

(NOT REALLY) MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 PROJECT: DAVE McKAY

Here’s a 1976 card for a guy who did appear in the set, but on a multiple-player rookie card.
However, “Reader Jim” asked me to create a dedicated version for his ongoing project, Dave McKay:


McKay appeared in 33 games for the Twins in 1975, good for 135 plate appearances, definitely stretching the “rookie” status a bit, especially for a spot on a multi-player card.
During his first taste of the Majors, McKay hit .256 with 32 hits over 125 at-bats.
He’d go on to play for eight years, even as one of the original Toronto Blue Jays in their inaugural 1977 season, and finishing with the Oakland A’s in 1982.
He would bat .229 for his career, collecting 441 hits over his 645 games and 1928 at-bats before becoming a long-time coach, currently acting as first base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like this picture was taken at the old Met Stadium in Bloommington, Minn?

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