Swings and misses

One of the 100 oldest living players, Hal Naragon spent 10 years playing in the majors for the Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins. He appeared in 424 big league games, posting a .266 batting average with six career home runs. While he did not answer our questions he did send back one extra baseball card as well as the note below.


1979 Topps

The second baseman for the 1980 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies, Manny Trillo spent 17 years playing in the majors. He came up briefly with the Oakland A’s in 1973, then finished third in the NL Rookie of the Year vote in 1975 after driving in 70 runs for the Chicago Cubs. Trillo was an all star in 1977, 1981, 1982 and 1983. He won the Silver Slugger in 1980 and 1981 and earned a Gold Glove in 1979, 1981 and 1982. He hit .263 for his career with 1562 hits, 571 RBIs and 598 runs scored.

1979 Topps

Mike Tyson spent 10 years playing in the infield for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs, posting a .241 career average and hitting 27 home runs. He hit .246 with seven home runs, 57 RBIs and 42 runs for the Cardinals in 1977, which was arguably the best year of his career.

Published by Chris

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

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