Tuesday, July 4, 2017

MISSING IN ACTION- 1970 WOODIE HELD

Here’s a “missing career-capping” 1970 card for Woodie Held, a guy who had a nice 14-year career that started out in 1954 with the New York Yankees:


Held put in some nice seasons in the ‘60’s with the Cleveland Indians, averaging about 20 homers a year between 1959 through 1964 before heading over to the Washington Senators and hitting 16 more homers in 1965.
He was also able to play both the outfield and infield, putting in equal time with around 500 career games between the two, mainly in center field and shortstop.
In 1969, his final season, he played in 56 games for the Chicago White Sox, batting .143 with nine hits over 63 at-bats, with three homer and six runs batted in.
For his career, Held finished with a .240 average and 179 homers, with 559 RBI’s over 1390 games played and 4019 at-bats.

3 comments:

  1. Great looking card. Always liked Woodie. Admired his ability to play 2 key positions while producing power at the plate.

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  2. Love this one! Those Sox unis are a favorite (as is Held). Terrific job on this one for sure.

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  3. Great card! Unfortunately, he had no shot getting into the actual '70 set with that batting average.

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