Thursday, June 8, 2023


Adding to my monster 1977 "N.L. Centennial" sub-set, celebrating the Senior League's 100th anniversary of 1976, we have "The Hammer" John Milner of the New York Mets:

Milner was a couple of years removed from the two best seasons of his career, hitting 20+ homers in both 1973 and 1974 while also manning first base and the outfield for the New York Mets.
He'd have a decent 1976 season, hitting 15 home runs with 78 runs batted in while hitting .271, bouncing back from a bad year in 1975 when he hit .191 over 91 games.
However he’d never quite reach those numbers again in his 12-year career, or even get the playing time, as he’d top 500 plate appearances only once more between 1975 and the end of his career in 1982,
By the time he was out of big league ball in 1982, he finished with 131 homers with 855 hits over 3436 at-bats, for a lifetime average of .249 with 455 runs scored and 498 runs batted in...and one cool nickname.



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