Kelloggs Cards

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

1983 Kellogg's Card Backs #19-27 - Would Ted Williams Sit Out The Last Game?

What's next with the stories on the back of these Kellogg's cards.  I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I do.

Hobbies on this pages are mostly music and the other standard ones mentioned.

#27 - Leon Durham

Since he was traded to the Cubs for Bruce Sutter, Durham had the pressure to deliver in a city yearning for a winning team.  He finished third in the NL in batting.

#26 - Andre Thornton

The Phillies, Braves, Cubs and Expos all regret giving up on Thornton early in his career.

#25 - George Hendrick

Hendrick hopes that St. Louis will be his last team.

Not on the card - he was traded to the Pirates and later to the Angels.

#24 - Johnny Ray

Some cards start with the players full name in the text.  "Johnny Cornelius Ray...".  Why only some did one writer use this style and other writers not use it?  The jury is still out on the Ray for Phil Garner trade.

#23 - Willie Wilson

He sat out the last day of the 1982 season and it paid off when he won the batting title over Robin Yount.  Wilson batted .332 to Yount's .331.

Not on the card - as mentioned on an earlier card back, the Brewers won their last game of the season to make the playoffs.  Yount went 3-for-4 with two homers, a triple and a hit-by-pitch.  Yount's average was .328 before the final game.  

#22 - George Foster

He has been reminded often that 1982 was his worst season in the majors.  He vowed to return to form in 1983.

Not on the card - He did fare better for the Mets for three more years, but not nearly at his former numbers.

#21 - Ozzie Smith

"He is poetry in motion".

Not on the card - Does Don Baylor know that?

#20 - Pedro Guerrero

Tommy Lasorda got him playing time at second base when Davey Lopes was injured.   Pedro's success hitting allowed Lasorda to find him an outfield spot when Lopes returned to action.

#19 - Pete Vuckovich

He listed now hobbies.  What about acting.  He was great in the movie Major League.

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