Swings and misses

1977 Topps

Vic Correll hit .229 with 29 home runs during parts of eight big-league seasons that spanned from 1972-1980. He appeared in one game for the Boston Red Sox in 1972, then returned to the majors with the Atlanta Braves in 1974. He played in 103 games for the team the following season and had his most productive year, hitting .215 with 11 home runs, 39 RBIs and 37 runs scored. He returned to a reserve role for Atlanta in 1976 and eventually joined the Cincinnati Reds for three seasons in a similar capacity.

1978 Topps

Fred Kendall played for 12 years in the majors, breaking in with the San Diego Padres in 1969 and finishing with the Padres in 1980. With the exception of 1977 (Cleveland) and 1978 (Boston) Kendall exclusively played for San Diego. He was the team’s starting catcher from 1973-1976 and enjoyed his best season in 1973, hitting .282 with 10 home runs, 59 RBIs and 39 runs scored. In 877 career games Kendall hit .234 with 31 home runs. Kendall is the father of former major league catcher Jason Kendall.

1991 Upper Deck

Bret Barberie hit .271 with 16 home runs during a six-year MLB career that saw him play for the Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs from 1991-1996. Mainly a reserve, Barberie twice crossed the 100-games played threshold. First with the Expos in 1992, then again with the Marlins in 1994. That season would go down as his best as he hit .301 with five home runs and 40 runs scored.



Published by Chris

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

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