Monday, September 5, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1972 DICK SCHOFIELD

Here’s a “missing” 1972 card that is also a “career capper” for Dick Schofield, father of Dick Jr and grandfather of current player Jayson Werth:


Schofield Sr was wrapping up a long 19-year career in which he was generally a guy off the bench except for a couple of seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates in the mid-1960’s.
In those 19 seasons he played in only 1321 games with 3083 at-bats, collecting 699 hits for a career average of .227.
In 1971, his last as a Major League player, he played for both the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers, appearing in 57 games and batting .182 with 16 hits over 88 at-bats.
I’m not too familiar with his career but I am assuming that the man could field, accounting for his long tenure in the big leagues, covering second, short and third throughout his days.

1 comment:

  1. Have you had any luck at all finding good color of Jerry Royster with the Dodgers? Aside form a small head shot and an autographed pose offered by Gallery of History, I've seen zero. None in the Vault, as of yet, which is amazing since he was a Dodger for three seasons.

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