Tuesday, June 6, 2017

MISSING IN ACTION- 1974 DANNY WALTON

Here’s a “missing” 1974 card for former outfielder Danny Walton, who played the first of his two seasons for the Minnesota Twins in 1973:


Walton appeared in 37 games for the Twins during the ‘73 season, batting .177 based on his 17 hits over 96 at-bats.
It was a comeback of sorts for him after spending the entire 1972 season in the Minors for the New York Yankees, hitting 23 homers with 88 runs batted in for the Syracuse Chiefs of the International League.
He would also spend the entire 1974 season in the Minors, slamming 35 homers and driving in 109 runs for the Tacoma Twins of the Pacific Coast League before appearing in 42 games for Minnesota in 1975.
That would pretty much be the norm for him the remainder of his pro career, on-and-off between the Majors and Minors until 1980, when he played his last MLB games for the Texas Rangers after a two year absence.
All told he put in nine years in a Major League uniform, batting .223 playing for six organizations, with 28 homers and 107 R.B.I.’s in 297 games and 779 at-bats.

1 comment:

  1. Legendary hitter in the minors, could never do it in the bigs. Poor guy ended his Topps card career with that awful airbrushing effort as an Astro in '78.

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