Swings and misses

1965 Topps

Twice an all-star in 1962, Rich Rollins spent a decade in the big leagues, hitting .269 with 77 home runs while playing from 1961-1970. Rollins spent most of his career with the Minnesota Twins and enjoyed his best years for the team in 1962 and 1963. He hit .298 with 16 home runs, 96 RBIs and 96 runs scored in ’62 and was elected to both All-Star Games that year. He also finished eighth in the MVP vote. Rollins hit .307 the following season with another 16 home runs and was 21st in the MVP vote. He remained with Minnesota until 1969 when he joined the Seattle Pilots. Rollins played for the Twins in the 1965 World Series. He had two at bats in three games, but did not record a hit as Minnesota lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1981 Fleer

Tom Donohue played in 122 games for the California Angels during the 1979 and 1980 seasons. He hit .200 with five home runs.

1982 Donruss

Dave Frost pitched for six seasons for the Chicago White Sox, California Angels and Kansas City Royals. He went 33-37 with a 4.10 ERA. His best year came for California in 1979 when he won 16 games and had a 3.57 ERA in 33 starts.

Published by Chris

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

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