Thursday, August 18, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 ED SPIEZIO

Here’s a career-capping “missing” 1973 card for Ed Spiezio, former third baseman and father of future Major League player Scott Spiezio:


Spiezio the senior actually played more than half-the season in 1972, split between the San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox, appearing in 94 games and batting .229 with 70 hits over 306 at-bats, with 26 runs batted in and 22 runs scored.
An “original” member of the Padres in 1969, Spiezio came up with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1964 and got to be a part of both championship Cardinal teams (‘64 & ‘67).
For his nine-year career, he would bat .238, collecting 367 hits over 1544 at-bats in 554 lifetime games while generally playing third, with some action at shortstop and outfield.

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