Tuesday, September 6, 2016

FANTASY COACH CARD- 1979 BILL MAZEROSKI

Here’s the next “fantasy coach card” in my series of former star players returning to the dugout, a 1979 card for former Pittsburgh Pirates great Bill Mazeroski, now as a coach for the Seattle Mariners at the end of the decade:


After his Hall of Fame career, Mazeroski went on to coach for the Pirates before moving on to the Mariners for a couple of years in 1979 and 1980 before making himself a true baseball “lifer” when he returned to the Pirates as a special instructor for years.
One of the all-time best fielding second baseman, it was his glove that really got him into Cooperstown, though his offensive numbers are not that bad considering he played during what many consider the “second dead-ball era”.
Eight Gold Gloves, seven all-star game nods, 2000+ career hits, and one of the biggest home runs in baseball history, all while wearing the Pirates uniform over 17-years including two World Championships, and a strong case can be made that he is truly worthy of the Hall.

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