Much like Erskine, I got a survey back from Sievers a long time ago and, much like Erskine, I came across these cards and thought I would like to get him to sign them. Sievers was a hell of a ball player, hitting over 300 home runs in his 17-year career. In 1957 he led the American League with 42 home runs and 114 RBI while hitting a robust .301. If it had been around at the time, he would have been a fantastic fantasy baseball player. I don’t think Sievers is as well known today as he should be. But that seems to be the case with most players who aren’t in the Hall of Fame – and that is why this site exits. Here are Sievers lifetime stats. Take look at what he did from 54-61. That eight-year span compares favorably with any great hitter of any era.
Side note – I just love it when the players stick a return label on the envelope. I think it is so cool that I got mail from Roy Sievers! I still have the one Don Larsen sent when I wrote to him. Because it came from Don Larsen – the guy who pitched a perfect game in the World Series.