Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

This Didn't Happen in the Kellogg's Era

In 1964 two players managed to get at least 200 hits as rookies.   Here is some information on each player and a comparison to Seitzer.  Both players appeared in at least one Kellogg's card.

First player (NL) - batted .318 with 201 hits in 1964.  He never got 200 hits again.  He ended up with 1,848 hits, 351 homers and a .292 average.  He played for six different teams.

Second player (AL) - led the league with 217 hits in 1964 as he won the batting title.  He had another 200+ season and two more batting titles.  He finished with 1,917 career hits, 220 homers and a .304 average while playing for the same team his entire career.

No rookie managed to get 200+ hits from 1965 to 1986.  In 1987 Kevin Seitzer managed to lead the league in hitting.  187 was his second highest season total.  He finished with 1,557 hits and a .295 batting average.

Here are the two players.  I will need to check to find other players who had a Kellogg's card as well as 200+ hits as a rookie.

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