Thursday, June 30, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- GEORGE THEODORE

Here’s a “missing” 1975 Topps card for former New York Met George Theodore, he of a short two-year stint with in the Majors in 1973 and 1974:


Theodore did get a card in the 1974 set after his rookie year of ‘73, but after appearing in 60 games during the 1975 season, it didn’t warrant a card the following year in Topps’ eyes, and considering he never played another Major League game again, they made the right choice.
For the ‘74 season, Theodore hit .158 with 12 hits over 76 at-bats, giving him a combined .219 career batting average based on 42 hits in 192 at-bats over 105 games.

6 comments:

  1. Stork!!!

    1974 was my first season as a baseball/Mets fan, and George Theodore gets a fonder remembrance from me than he possibly deserves... But that's OK, nobody said it had to be logical.

    Love the custom!

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  2. Recall Geirge "The Stork" Theidore colliding with fellow outfielder Don Hahn on a fly ball at Shea Stadium that turned into an inside the park home run for Ralph Garr. Can anyone confirm or correct?

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  3. Garr hit only 1 inside the park home run so it had to be on July 7,1973 when he did so against the Mets and into left field where Theidore and Hahn would have converged on the ball according to the link below:

    http://m.bbref.com/m?p=XXboxesXXNYNXXNYN197307070.shtml

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    1. Great link. Interesting to note that Cleon Jones replaced "the stork" and Willie Mays came in for Hahn.

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  4. There are 3 photos of the aftermath here:

    http://www.gettyimages.com/photos/george-theodore-mets?phrase=George%20Theodore%20mets&sort=best&excludenudity=true

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  5. Great great card. I was there on 7/7/73; my first game. I was 8. ...a 73 Don Hann card would be nice to see.

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