Jose Cardenal

Cardenal spent 18 years patrolling major league outfields. He broke in with the San Francisco Giants in 1963, but appeared in just 29 games for the Giants over the next two seasons. In 1965 he joined the California Angels and was the team’s starting center fielder, hitting .250 with 11 home runs and 37 stolen […]

Bob “Buck” Rodgers

Perhaps better known as a manager, Rodgers spent nine seasons catching in the big leagues, all of them for the Los Angeles/California Angels. He appeared in 16 games for the Angels in 1961 then was their starting catcher the following season. He hit .258 that year with six home runs and 61 RBIs, as well […]

Jim Gosger

Gosger spent parts of 10 seasons patrolling major league outfields. He saw action in 19 games for the 1963 Boston Red Sox before spending 1964 in the minor leagues. He was back in the big leagues in 1965 and he had his most productive season the following year. Gosger hit .234 in 1966 while setting […]

Swings and misses

Two more cards returned sans survey. Ken Holtzman pitched two no-hitters for the Chicago Cubs in the 1970’s. A two-time all star, he won the World Series three times with the Oakland A’s, in 1972, 1973 and 1974. Holtzman won 174 games in the his big league career. He was 21-13 for the 1973 A’s, […]