Sunday, June 12, 2016

NICKNAMES OF THE 1970'S: LEE "BIG BOPPER" MAY

Let’s go and give Lee May, aka “Big Bopper” a “Nickname” card in my ongoing series shall we:


I gave him a 1973 template card since he was smack in the middle of a great run between 1968 and 1978 of 20+ homer/80+ RBI seasons between the Cincinnati Reds and Houston Astros.
Though he missed out on the “Big Red Machine” Reds teams of the mid-70’s with he being traded for Joe Morgan before the 1972 season, May went on to have a great Major League career, slamming over 350 homers along with over 2000 hits and 1200 RBI’s in his 18-year career between 1965 and 1982.
Definitely a great addition to the “Nickname” lineup!

2 comments:

  1. Lee May was a Solid Player and Made my All Time Favorite Team List, Along with his Little Brother Carlos May. I wish Lee could have remained on the Reds. Thanks Lee.

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  2. Nice card. Looks like it's from the All-Star game. Did the Astros host one in the 70's?

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