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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Kellogg's Cereal Box Dream #27 - He Never Looked Like That in the Batter's Box

I have clear memories of Bobby Tolan.  Most of my memories are of his distinctive batting stance which all of us tried to imitate his stance/swing since it was so unique. 

1973 Kellogg's Bobby Tolan #32

1973 Rating                    -- 6  comment -- A good hitter and Reds star at this time.

2016 Rating                    -- 5  comment --   Only Hall of Famers get their due.  

Tolan held the bat as high as possible in his batting stance.  The card shown is not even close to his batting stance.  I guess the photographer didn't ever watch the Reds play.

I didn't realize that he was only on the Reds for five years and he missed one of those with injury.  He ruptured his Achilles tendon playing basketball.  That injury ended up being an issue with the Reds and doomed his future there.  He was traded to the Padres after the 1973 season.

He led the league in stolen bases in 1970.  

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