Monthly Archives: March 2015

Card 37/38 Terry Moore and Gus Mancuso

Terry Moore joined the Cardinal in 1935, a year after the famed Gas House Gang won the World Series. He would play with many of the most elite of the Redbirds including Dizzy Dean, Stan Musial, Johnny Mize, and Frankie … Continue reading

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Card 75/76 Cecil Travis and George Case

One of the great things about baseball is the arguments. And if you’re a fan who likes a good scrap, the Cecil Travis for Hall of Fame is your kind of debate. If you’re a anti-Cecil for the Hall of … Continue reading

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Card 111/112 Tommy Henrich/Marius Russo

I met Tommy Henrich when he spoke at the Salem/Roanoke Hall of Fame banquet one year. Nicknamed “Old Reliable” by legendary announcer Mel Allen, he was a tireless worker with a reputation for delivering in the clutch. He was never … Continue reading

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Card 113/114 Frank Crosetti and John Strum

A smooth fielding shortstop, Frank Crosetti collected a whole lot of World Championship rings in his thirty-seven seasons as a shortstop and coach for the Yankees. During the course of his career, he collected a staggering $142,000 in World Series … Continue reading

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Card 115/116 Ival Goodman and Myron McCormick

Ival Goodman was a key cog in the Reds back-to-back pennants of 1939 and 1940. He was the first Red to hit 30 home runs in a season and a member of the team’s Hall of Fame. No player in Reds … Continue reading

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Card 117/118 Eddie Joost and Ernest Koy

Eddie Joost was a member of the 1940 World Series Champion and the last manager of the Philadelphia As. His low career batting average is the result of futility in the early part of his career…he showed a marked improvement … Continue reading

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Card 121/122 Buddy Hassett and Eugene Moore

In a seven-year major league career, Buddy Hassett posted a batting average of .292. He was a master of bat control, striking out only 17 times in 635 at-bats as a rookie with the 1936 Dodgers. He never had as many … Continue reading

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Card 123/124 Nick Etten and John Rizzo

Nick Etten was a decent hitting first baseman for four clubs, but his best year came when he moved from the Phillies to the Yankees for the 1943 season. He responded by hammering a league leading 22 homers. During his four-year … Continue reading

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Card 125/126 Sam Chapman/Wally Moses

Sam Chapman was an All American football player for Cal who was drafted by the Washington Redskins but he chose a baseball career instead. In an 11-season major league career spent mostly with the Athletics, Chapman posted a .266 batting … Continue reading

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Card 127/128 John Babich and Richard Siebert

John Babich only won 30 games in a big league career that spanned from 1934 through 1941, but he had some interesting highlights along the way.  Something of a Yankee killer, he was a fastball pitcher who also had a natural … Continue reading

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