Tuesday, February 21, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1971 JIM HICKS

Today we have a “not so missing” 1971 card for former outfielder Jim Hicks, who appeared in only four games for the California Angels in 1970:


Those four games as a pinch-hitter, totaling four at-bats with a single hit, would be the last for Hicks and his five-year Major League career.
Originally a Chicago White Sox player between 1964-1966, he missed the 1967 season before making it back the following year split between the St. Louis Cardinals and Angels, appearing in 56 games to the tune of a .130 batting average.
The sum total of his big league tenure resulted in a .163 batting average with 23 hits in 141 at-bats over 93 games.

1 comment:

  1. The weird thing about Jim Hicks and Topps is that Hicks had his own card in the 1967 set, then after missing the 1968 set, he reappeared in the 1969 set, but as 1/2 of a "Cardinals Rookie Stars" card.

    I think Topps did the same thing with Frank Bertaina in the mid-1960s (having a "Rookie Stars" card after his own card).

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