Here’s a 1971 card for Mike Derrick, whose career entailed two dozen games during the 1970 season for the Boston Red Sox:
Derrick, who toiled in the Minor Leagues since 1962 when he was playing
in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, finally made it to the big show
in 1970, batting .212 with seven hits over 33 at-bats while playing Left
Field and First Base.
Sadly for him however he’d be back in the Minors the following season
and stay there until he left pro ball for good after the 1972 campaign
playing for Tacoma in the Twins organization.
He did have some solid years in the Minors, including what is easily his
best in 1965 when he clubbed 28 homers and drove in 103 runs for
Kinston in the Carolina League.
Over 11 years in Minor League play he hit .276 with 131 home runs and
663 runs batted in, collecting 1057 hits over 3836 at-bats.