Mike Squires

1981 Fleer

Squires spent 10 seasons playing first base for the Chicago White Sox, breaking in with the team in 1975 and finishing his run in 1985. A fine defender, Squires won a Gold Glove in 1981 but never hit more than two home runs in a season. In fact, he hit just six total home runs in 779 games, despite a decent .260 career average. His best year at the plate came in 1980 when he hit .283 with two home runs and 33 RBIs.


A left-hander, Squires twice played catcher in the majors, making him the first left-handed catcher since Dale Long in 1958. He also played in close to 20 games at third base for the ChiSox, another rarity for a left-handed player.

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Mike Squires – career stats

1981 Fleer


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