Monday, November 7, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1977 ELROD "ELLIE" HENDRICKS

Here’s a “missing” 1977 card for former catcher Elrod “Ellie” Hendricks, who was at the tail-end of his 12-year career which included three separate stints with the Baltimore Orioles:


Hendricks split the 1976 season appearing in 54 games with the Orioles and the New York Yankees, and hit a combined .174 with 23 hits in 132 at-bats while filling in behind the plate.
He would go on to play in just under a couple dozen games between the Yanks and again the Orioles over the next three seasons, finishing up with a sole appearance in 1979 with the eventual American League champ Orioles.
For his 12-year career spanning 1968 to 1979 he played in 711 games, with 415 hits in 1888 at-bats, giving him a .220 lifetime average with 205 runs and 230 runs batted in.

4 comments:

  1. Great card! There were a number of years that he was "missing"; 1973 and 1974 immediately come to mind.

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  2. Part of the HUGE trade of June 15, 1976 between the Orioles/Yankees.

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  3. It's hard to picture him not in an Orioles uni

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  4. I was an 8 year old at the game where Ellie hit his last Yankee HR. A meaningless 1977 late season home game against the Tigers. After he hit the homer, I asked my dad if that was the guy they called "Ol' Reliable" and he laughed and explained that was Tommy Henrich.

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