Monthly Archives: April 2015

Card 141/142 Lew Riggs and Leo Durocher

Some guys are just winners.  Lew Riggs broke in with the Gas House Gang Cardinals in 1934, a team that would win the World Series. He later he became a utility infielder with the 1939 and 1940 back-to-back pennant winning Reds but moved … Continue reading

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Card 143/144 Fred Fitzsimmons and Joe Vosmik

The master of the knuckle curve and the owner of a most unflattering nickname “Fat Freddie” Fitzsimmons notched an impressive 217 wins in a career that spanned form 1925 through 1943. Freddie was a slick glove man, annually among the league … Continue reading

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Card 145/146 Frank Crespi and Jim Brown

Unkindly nicknamed “Creepy,” Frank Crespi was a slick fielding second baseman who said he thought he got the nickname because of the way crept up on the baseball. He spent his four year career with the Cardinals before being drafted in early … Continue reading

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Card 147/148 Don Heffner and Harland Clift

After starting his career as a platoon player, Don Heffner was an everyday player from 1938 to 1941, playing in more than 100 games each season after moving from the Yankees to the Browns. He reverted to a part-time role … Continue reading

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