Wednesday, November 9, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 GEORGE MITTERWALD

Here’s a “missing" 1973 card for former catcher and first baseman George Mitterwald, who played 11-years in the Major League, split between the Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs:


Mitterwald appeared in 64 games for the Twins in 1972, collecting 30 hits over 163 at-bats, good for a .184 batting average while filling in on catching duties.
1973 would be perhaps his best as a big league player, as he would play full-time and hit 16 homers with 64 runs batted in over 125 games, with 50 runs scored and a .259 batting average.
Funny enough however, that would be his last season as he would play the final four years of his career with the Chicago Cubs, playing through the 1977 season filling in behind the plate and at first base.
He’d finish with a .236 batting average over his career, with 623 hits in 2645 at-bats over 887 games, with 251 runs scored and 301 RBI’s.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I did not realize that he was missing from the 1973 set.

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