Swings and misses

1981 Fleer

Joe Simpson spent nine years playing in the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals. In 605 games he hit .242 with nine home runs. He is notable as Gaylord Perry’s 3000th strikeout victim. Following his playing career, Simpson became a broadcaster. He has called Atlanta Braves games since 1992 and is a member of the team’s Hall of Fame for his broadcast work.

1983 Donruss

Alan Knicely served as a backup catcher for eight years, playing for four different teams and hitting .213 with 12 home runs. Knicely twice played in 59 games in a season, in 1982 for the Houston Astros and 1983 for the Cincinnati Reds, which served as his career high. He hit .253 with five home runs for the Reds in 1985, which was his best year at the plate.

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

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