Wednesday, September 6, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 PETE KOEGEL

Let’s go and give former catcher-first baseman Pete Koegel a final card for his three-year Major League career, a 1973 edition after appearing in 41 games for the Philadelphia Phillies during the 1972 season:


Koegel pretty much evenly split time playing catcher, third base and outfield for the Phillies, with pinch-hitting duties as well, hitting .143 with seven hits over 49 official at-bats.
Originally up with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1970. He was traded over to the city of Brotherly Love in April of 1971 as part of the Johnny Briggs trade.
Those 1972 games would be the last he’d play on a Major League level, but he would stick around, playing in the minors as well as in Mexico through the 1977 season, wrapping up in the Kansas City Royals organization before retiring for good as a player.
For his big league career, he finished with a .174 average with 15 hits over 86 at-bats in 62 games split between the Brewers and Phillies, with a single home run and five runs batted in along with three runs scored.

4 comments:

  1. Great card! You did it again! I was waiting on this one. I understand why Topps excluded him that batting average, but I may classify him as "missing", he was with the Phillies for the entire 1972 season.

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  2. A definite fit with the 1973 set!

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    1. Without a doubt, it resembles Larry Bowa's card from that season.

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