Kelloggs Cards

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Forty Years Ago Today - Joe Torre Had Quite a Day And Kids Like Me Probably Traded His Kellogg's Cards

On this day in 1975, Felix Millan went 4-for-4 against Houston.  All of his hits were singles and all came with less than two outs.

Kellogg's must have been impressed because they gave him another card in 1976. 

Joe Torre batted behind Millan on that day.  Torre did something that hadn't been done before in the history of baseball.  He managed to ground into a double play on four consecutive at-bats.

Torre grounded into 284 double plays in his career.  He ranks 15th all-time in that category.  That isn't a surprise for a guy with 23 stolen bases in 18 years.

Who does Torre trail in this category?  Guys who played a long time and didn't run extremely fast.   The leader in this category grounded into 350 double plays and only had 36 career stolen bases.  That "honor" goes to Cal Ripken.  Check to check out the list.

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