Thursday, January 5, 2017

MISSING IN ACTION "IN-ACTION"- TOMMY JOHN

Here’s a missing 1972 “In-Action” card for pitcher Tommy John, of course showing him as a Chicago White Sox player though he’d suit up for the Los Angeles Dodgers, for whom he would play for that year:


John was already a solid starter in the Major Leagues by the time he would take his talents West, and incredibly would STILL be one after the ground-breaking surgery that would keep his name to this very day, posting 288 wins during his 26-year career!
Paired with a 3.34 career earned run average, 46 shutouts and 2245 strikeouts over 760 appearances and 700 starts, a strong Hall of Fame case can easily be made.

3 comments:

  1. Should be in the Hall. 288 wins is a tremendous number. And played on a few championship teams too.

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  2. I agree, should be in the Hall (I thought he was). As for the card, I love that old school ChiSox uni on him.

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  3. OK. For consistency, I suggest that you create a regular '72 card of John on the White Sox.

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