Monday, May 28, 2018

MISSING IN ACTION CAREER-CAPPER: 1975 BOOTS DAY

Up on the blog today we have a career-capping “Missing” 1975 card for former Montreal Expos outfielder Boots day, who finished up a six-year Major League career in 1974:

Day played five of his six years in the Big Leagues with Montreal, coming over from the Chicago Cubs in 1970 for Jack Hiatt on May 12th.
He appeared in 52 games during the 1974 season, batting .185 wit 12 hits over 65 at-bats, scoring eight runs with a couple of runs batted in.
Originally up with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1969 for eleven games, he was traded to St. Louis before the 1970 season, for whom he played in eleven games before the trade to the Expos.
His best season in the Majors would be 1971 when he batted .283 with a career-high 105 hits over 371 at-bats, scoring 53 runs while driving in 33, all career-bests.
He would find himself playing for the Detroit Tigers organization in 1975, and sadly for him he’d do just that through the 1980 season, never again getting back to the Big Leagues, retiring from Pro Ball for good after only 31 games in both A and AAA Ball.

2 comments:

  1. In April 1971, Boots Day was the first-ever batter at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia.

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    1. You are correct...Jim Bunning was the pitcher, if I'm not mistaken.

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