Monday, June 17, 2019

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1978 DAVE CRISCIONE

Fun card to create today, my 1978 “not so missing” card for seven-game Major League catcher Dave Criscione of the Baltimore Orioles:


Criscione appeared in all seven games of his Big League career in 1977, in the span of two weeks in July, collecting three hits over nine at-bats including a home run.
It was a somewhat long climb to the Majors, starting his pro career in 1970 as an 18-year-old with the Washington Senators organization.
Sadly for him, those seven games with the Orioles in the Summer of 1977 would be it, as he would spend all of 1978 in the Minor Leagues before retiring from pro ball by season’s end.
But hey, how many former players can say they retired from Major League baseball with a .333 career batting average!?

9 comments:

  1. Gio...another baseball card museum piece. Oriole fans will love this. As you know, Mr Criscione’s only HR was a 10th inning “walk off”.

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  2. Gotta love the Brut (by Faberge) sign in the background.

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    1. And French’s Mustard, too!

      I like that his eyes look downcast, as if he knows he won’t be in the bigs very long.

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  3. DanTanna!!!! Absolutely.....! I was listening on the radio when Criscione hit that homerun. He also had a scrifice fly in another game that tied it up. Fantactic card Gio!!!

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  4. Criscione is the only player from my hometown (Dunkirk, NY) to play in the Major Leagues!

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  5. Here's an additional piece: http://chautauquasportshalloffame.org/davecriscione.php.

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