Wednesday, August 31, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1970 GUS GIL

Here’s a “missing” 1970 card for Seattle Pilot player Gus Gil, who I also created a “missing” 1971 card for earlier on this blog:


Gil appeared in 92 games for Seattle in their sole season as a Major League franchise, batting .222 with 49 hits in 221 at-bats along with 20 runs scored and 17 runs batted in.
With 241 plate appearances, how did this guy NOT get a Topps card in 1970?
Nevertheless, Gil spent 4 years in the Majors, batting .186 with 87 hits over 468 at-bats, playing all four infield positions over the course of 221 games.
He also spent 16 years in the Minor Leagues, starting as a 20-year old in 1959 in the Cincinnati Reds system and playing straight through to the 1976 season for the Poza Rica organization in the Mexican League, batting .274 with over 1500 hits.

4 comments:

  1. Love the pic you found for this one. Those Pilots unis were great!

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  2. I'd like to see a shot like that in the 1969 format. The original 1969 Pilots (except for the high numbers) cards were awful.

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  3. I'd like to see a shot like that in the 1969 format. The original 1969 Pilots (except for the high numbers) cards were awful.

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  4. At Sicks Stadium no less, well done

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