Monday, April 15, 2019

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1970 GENE OLIVER

Today we have a career-capping “not so missing” 1970 card for former catcher Gene Oliver, who finished up a nice 10-year Major League career with 23 games for the Chicago Cubs:


Oliver hit .222 over those games, collecting the final six hits of his career in 27 at-bats in what turned out to be the end of a Big League run that began back in 1959 when he came up with the St. Louis Cardinals as a 24-year-old.
His best year was 1965 when with the Milwaukee Braves when he appeared in 122 games, hitting .270 with 21 homers and 58 runs batted in in 392 at-bats.
By the time he retired, he finished with a career .246 batting average, with 93 homers and 320 RBIs, collecting 546 hits in 2216 at-bats over 786 games.

3 comments:

  1. Nice to see him in an actual Cubs uniform rather than that airbrush job from '69

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  2. Chris T. made me look and I agree with him that this card looks much better than his 69 card with the Cubs.

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  3. Played a handful of games with 68 Bosox

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