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