Today on the blog we go and add former All-Star Felix Millan to my 1975 "In-Action" thread, a sub-set I hope to release in two series in the near future:
came to Shea from the Atlanta Braves, where he put up some excellent
Major league seasons, getting names to three straight All-Star teams and
winning two Gold Gloves.
While with the Mets he again was solid, collecting as many as 191 hits in a season (1975), which would stand for many years as the team record, hitting as high as .290 before a gruesome injury pretty much ended his career in 1977.
After Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Ed Ott tried to break up a double-play, Millan took exception to the slide and exchanged words, leading to Millan striking Ott with his fist.