The next “Fantasy Coach Card” to hit the blog is former Pittsburgh Pirates great Bill Mazeroski and a 1974 card celebrating him in his new duties post-playing-career:
Mazeroski just wrapped up what would turn out to be a 17-year Hall of
Fame career, all with the Pirates, that saw him bring home two world
championships, one of which he literally won himself on a dramatic
series-ending home run against the heavily favored New York Yankees in
1960, and that had him be declared one of the best defensive second
basemen the game ever saw.
He topped 2000 hits, took home eight Gold Gloves, and became an instant
hero in Pittsburgh after his 1960 heroics in the World Series, all
leading to his place in Cooperstown.
Mazeroski turned to coaching right after his career as a player ended,
and eventually would become a “special infield instructor” for the
Pirates every Spring training to this very day.