Monday, September 16, 2019

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 VIC CORRELL

Fun card to create today, a “not so missing” 1973 “rookie” card for former catcher Vic Correll, who made his MLB debut with one game in 1972:


Correll, who I never realized came up with the Boston Red Sox, appeared in his Big League debut on October 4th of 1972, going 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored and an RBI. Not bad.
He’d spend all of 1973 in the Minors before making it back, now as a member of the Atlanta Braves where he’d play for four seasons, generally as a platoon or back-up catcher never hitting over .238.
In 1978 he’d move on to the Cincinnati Reds where he would play the final three years of his eight-year career, finishing up with a career .229 batting average, with 259 hits over 1132 at-bats, with 29 homers and 128 RBI’s in 410 games.

2 comments:

  1. Another one of those '70s third-string catchers who always seemed to have a card every year. He was up there with Glenn Borgmann, Skip Jutze and John Tamargo, guys who were in every pack I opened back then.

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  2. I knew he started with the Red Sox because when I got his card as a kid (while not knowing who he was), and saw that he had an airbrushed hat, he had to start with someone else (like the Red Sox). In this shot, it looks like it is from '73 when the Sox went with pullover uniforms.

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