Wednesday, August 17, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1977 RICK AUERBACH

Here’s a “missing” 1977 card for former Los Angeles Dodger infielder Rick Auerbach, who would actually be a Cincinnati Red during the 1977 season:


Auerbach appeared in 36 games for the Dodgers during the 1976 season, batting .128 with six hits in 47 at-bats, in what was the last of three seasons on the West Coast after coming up with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1971.
He would go on to play through the 1981 season, the last with the Seattle Mariners, and end up with a .220 career average with 309 hits and 167 runs scored over 624 games and 1407 at-bats in eleven years at the “big show”.

1 comment:

  1. Nice card. I always found it surprising that a .220 career hitter with about average defensive abilities and range could stick around 11 years in the bigs. Kudos to Auerbach for overachieving.

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