Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 TOM EGAN

Here is yet ANOTHER of those Angels’ catchers who could have gotten a card during the 1970’s, Tom Egan:


Egan joins the incredibly long list of California catchers like Jeff Torborg, Charlie Sands, Ike Hampton, John Stephenson and Art Kusnyer who have received customs from this blog!
Talk about your revolving door!
For Egan, he put in eight years with the Angels with two with the Chicago White Sox squeezed in, playing his last Major League games in 1975 when he appeared in 28 games, batting .229 with 16 hits over 70 at-bats.
That would give him an even .200 batting average over ten seasons, with 196 hits in 979 at-bats in 373 games, all but one at the catching position (he appeared as a first baseman once in 1971).
What exactly WERE those Angels doing with their catchers during the 1970’s? So many it’s amazing...

7 comments:

  1. Don't forget Bob Allietta, Rick Stelmaszek, Gerry Moses, Ellie Rodriguez, and Terry Humphrey.

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  2. Egan came along just as the mainstay Bob Rodgers was phasing out. With the exception of the Angels first year as a franchise in 1961, Rodgers was the number one catcher almost through the entire decade of the 60's. Then like you said, what were they doing in the 70's? Great card!

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  3. I always cheer a mention of my friend Rick Stelmaszek.

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  4. Gotta love that turtleneck with the belt-matching stripe!

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