Monday, June 5, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 JIM HUTTO

After creating a “missing” 1971 card for Jim Hutto a while back, I come back with a “not so missing” 1976 card for the former player after his second, and last taste of big league action:


Hutto didn’t play at the Big League level after coming up with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1970 until he appeared in five games for the Baltimore Orioles in 1975, going 0-for-5 at the plate while picking up catching duties.
After another year in the Minor Leagues, he’d call it a career, finishing his MLB tenure with a .175 average with 17 hits in 97 at-bats over 61 games.

4 comments:

  1. My favorite Jim Hutto trivia: He wore #20 with the Phillies and #33 with the Orioles -- both now retired for Mike Schmidt and Eddie Murray.

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  2. Hutto was also pressed into service as the emergency catcher to finish a 1970 game where both Phillies' catchers (Tim McCarver and Mike Ryan) broke their hand in THE SAME INNING.

    The next day, the Phillies called up their AAA catcher and reactivated their bullpen coach, ex-catcher Doc Edwards. Soon the other AAA catcher joined the mix until one of the regulars returned from the DL.

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  3. A. Nice card.
    B. Speaking of missing Oriole's cards......Terry "Tito" Landrum hit a pennant winning homer for the O's in 1983, BUT does not have a card as an Oriole.....just a thought.

    -Dean

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