Wednesday, July 12, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 KERRY DINEEN

Here’s a “rare” missing New York Yankee, in this case “not so missing”, former outfielder Kerry Dineen, who got his first taste of the big leagues during the 1975 season:


Dineen appeared in seven games for the Yanks, going 8-for-22 for a very nice .364 average in limited play.
He’d get into four games during the 1976 season, collecting two hits over seven at-bats, before spending the following year in the minors before coming back in 1978, this time with the Philadelphia Phillies, playing in five games, the last of his brief career.
He’d finish his MLB tenure with 12 hits in 37 at-bats, hitting .324 with two runs batted in and three runs scored, while spending time at all three outfield positions.
I don’t get much of a chance to create Yankee cards since we all know they were well represented over the years by Topps, something I came to realize as I started this blog and sought out players to design custom cards for.

6 comments:

  1. Nice card! Fits in well with the Yankees cards of that season. Any chance for one with the Phillies?

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    1. Hey Chris! Been looking for a usable image for some time now. We shall see!

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    2. A pic of Dineen with the Phils is one of the great white whales of the 1978 season. Been looking for one for years.

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  2. I have been waiting for this one! Nice job!

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  3. Little known fact (since Kerry Dineen is little known himself)... Kerry's first cousin also played in the majors - Ken Henderson.

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  4. Little known fact #2 - One of Kerry's 12 hits was a game-winner for the 1976 Yankees as seen here in this Getty photograph!

    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/kerry-dineen-is-greeted-by-sparky-lyle-after-game-winning-news-photo/538542082#kerry-dineen-is-greeted-by-sparky-lyle-after-gamewinning-hit-may-21-picture-id538542082

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