Dave Campbell

1971 Topps

Campbell played for eight years in the majors, breaking in with the Detroit Tigers in 1967 and finishing with the Houston Astros in 1974. In between he also played for the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals. In 428 games Campbell hit .213 with 20 home runs. He had his most productive season in 1970 while serving as San Diego’s starting second baseman. He slugged 12 home runs that year and stole 18 bases while hitting .219. He also posted career highs in runs (71) and RBIs (40).

Campbell got his first career hit on Aug. 7, 1968. He started at second base for the Tigers that day as they hosted the Cleveland Indians. In the bottom of the eighth inning Campbell took Cleveland’s Mike Paul deep, driving in Don Wert. The bomb helped Detroit to a 6-1 win.

Campbell is, perhaps, better known as a broadcaster. He worked as a color commentator for ESPN from 1990-2010.

Dave Campbell – career stats

1973 Topps

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

One thought on “Dave Campbell

  1. Re: Dave “Soup” Campbell, I’d forgotten he played for the ’68 World Champion Detroit Tigers in the final season before divisional play enabled crappy, 88-win teams like the Atlanta Braves to win the World Series.


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