Swings and misses

1972 Topps

Rich McKinney played in 341 games for the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees and Oakland A’s from 1970-1977. In 198 at bats he hit .225 with 20 home runs. His best season came in 1971 when he hit .271 with eight home runs while playing for Chicago.

1979 Topps

Greg Pryor spent 10 years in the majors, playing for the Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals from 1976-1986. He hit .250 with 14 career home runs. Pryor was a member of the 1985 Royals team that beat the St. Louis Cardinals to win the World Series. He appeared in one game of the series, taking over for George Brett at third base in the ninth inning of Game 5. Pryor wrote a book about his time playing baseball called The Day The Yankees Made Me Shave. It is available here.

1989 Topps

Jim Eppard appeared in 82 games for the California Angels and Toronto Blue Jays from 1987-1990. In 139 at bats he hit .281. He played professionally from 1982-1992.

Published by Chris

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

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