Monday, August 19, 2019

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 RAFAEL ROBLES

Today we have a “missing” 1973 career-capper for three-year Major league infielder Rafael Robles, who played the last of his Big League games during the 1973 season:


Robles played all three of his seasons with the San Diego Padres, appearing in 18 games in 1972, hitting .167 with four hits over 24 at-bats.
He played all of 1971 in the Minor Leagues after coming up in 1969, playing in six games while coming back in 1970 and appearing in 23.
All told, he played in 47 games for the new San Diego franchise, hitting .229 while collecting 25 hits over 133 at-bats, with seven runs scored and three runs batted in, along with four stolen bases over three seasons under the sun.

2 comments:

  1. Great card, always love that uniform! Rafael was the first Padre ever to come to bat as the leadoff hitter on Opening Day in 1969. Managed to get into three Topps cards in that brief career.

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  2. Any early 70's card with Shea Stadium in the background really hits the mark for me, as far as seamlessly integrating with reality. Nice work!

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