Swings and misses

Three more cards came back sans surveys. Autographs are nice, answers are better! Oh well, here are the three who were gracious enough to sign the card.

1968 Topps

Ward hit 98 home runs in a nine-year big league career, spent primarily with the Chicago White Sox. He was second in the Rookie of the Year voting in 1963 when he hit .295 with 22 home runs for Chicago. He hit 23 more home runs the following year, but never crossed the 20 threshold again. Ward is a member of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Pete Ward – career stats

1959 Topps

Pavletich caught for 12 seasons in the big leagues, playing for the Reds, White Sox and Red Sox. Primarily a backup, he was behind Johnny Bench for a good portion of his time with Cincinnati. He hit .254 for his career, with 46 home runs.

Don Pavletich – career stats

1970 Topps

An all star and two-time Gold Glove winner, Berry played for 14 seasons in the big leagues. A better fielder than hitter, he finished with a lifetime mark of .255 with 58 home runs. His career began with the Chicago White Sox in 1962. He also played for the California Angels, Milwaukee Brewers and Cleveland Indians. He is a member of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.

Ken Berry – career stats

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Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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