Friday, October 18, 2013

PURSUE THE PENNANTS: #115 BOBBY RICHARDSON


'60 WORLD SERIES MVP IN LOSING CAUSE.




AS CLUTCH AS THEY CAME.


WHO'S THE HERO?

  • Seven-time All-Star shortstop Bobby Richardson was a career Yankee for  12 years and the glue that held together an air-tight infield. He won five consecutive Gold Gloves from 1961-'65 and proved to be a tough out at the plate. He struck out only 243 times in 5,386 at-bats, walking 262 times.

WHY IT'S SLICK

  • Looking every bit Yankee: smug, serious, corporate.

GROOVY BITS

  • Richardson finished second behind #350 Mickey Mantle in the AL MVP voting in '62, leading the AL in hits with 209 while batting .309 with eight homers and 59 RBI.
  • Caught the final out in Game 7 of the '62 World Series, snaring #176 Willie McCovey's line drive with runners on second and third in the 1-0 victory.
  • Struck out three times in a game only once: Game 1 of the '63 World Series against #300 Sandy Koufax, who would finish with a Series record 15. That's how dominant Koufax was on that day.

BACK IN '65 ...

  • At the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Ronald McDonald makes his first appearance.



1 comment:

  1. Great card of one of my favorite 'enemy' players.

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