Thursday, September 1, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 IKE HAMPTON

Here’s a “missing” 1976 card for former California Angels catcher Ike Hampton, who appeared in 31 games for the ‘Halos during the 1975 season:


Hampton, who originally came up with the New York Mets for four games in 1974, found himself on the West Coast the following year and hit .152 with 10 hits in 66 at-bats, with eight runs scored and four runs batted in.
He would only get into three games during the 1976 season, but would play in a career high 52 games in 1977, leading him to have a card in the 1978 set that I always remember.
He would do pretty well in ‘77, hitting .295 with 13 hits over 44 at-bats with three homers, five runs scored and nine RBI’s. But sadly for him it didn’t translate for much the rest of his career, which consisted of 19 games in 1978 and four in 1979, all with the Angels.
All told he would bat .207 during his six-year career, with 28 hits over 135 at-bats, with four homers, 15 runs scored and 18 RBI’s, with most of his games as a catcher with some action at first, short and third.

3 comments:

  1. Is that photo reversed? I know Hampton was a switch hitter, but something doesn't look right on the front of the jersey.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha!! You're right!!! I never noticed it! We have a "UER" ladies and gentleman!!!!

      Delete

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER...

@wthballs
Everything baseball: cards, events, history and more.