Thursday, March 26, 2020

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1975 JIM RAY HART

Here’s a career-capping not so missing 1975 card for former All-Star and Rookie of the Year runner up Jim Ray Hart, who finished up his Big League tenure with 10 games as a New York Yankee in 1974:


Hart collected only one hit over 19 at-bats for an unsightly .053 batting average, closing out a career that actually started off wonderfully with five excellent seasons between 1964 and 1968.
Over those seasons he topped 20 home runs every year, averaging 90 runs batted in and hitting around .285 for the San Francisco Giants.
Between 1969 and 1974 he never played more than a part-time role, playing with the Giants into the 1973 season before moving on to the Yankees for the last two years of his career.
All told, he finished his 12-year career with 170 home runs, with a .278 batting average and 578 runs batted in over 1125 games, collecting 1052 hits in 3738 at-bats.

3 comments:

  1. Heard he had some issues with the bottle, looked terrible and out of shape by the end of his career

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  2. Looks kind of sad in that photo, with his helmet crooked and kind of bloated...

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    1. Does not look like a right-sized helmet either. I heard the bottle stuff as well, also had issues with the glove.

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