Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Post-Season Homer Run Answers

I found two players who had Kellogg's cards in addition to having more career post-season homers than homers in the regular season.  It probably doesn't surprise anyone that both were pitchers.

The first pitcher had 442 plate appearances in the regular season and no home runs.  He hit a homer in the NLCS in 1975 for the Reds in one of his 28 post-season plate appearances.  Don Gullett hit this homer in an 8-3 win against Pittsburgh.

Gullett hit the only home in the game.  Who didn't homer - Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, George Foster, Ken Griffey, Willie Stargell, Richie Zisk, Dave Parker, great hitting pitcher Ken Brett and Bob Robertson, mentioned in recent posts.

The second pitcher was from the AL.  He had 1,017 plate appearances without hitting a homer in the regular season.  He homered in only 20 plate appearances in the post-season.  Mickey Lolich's homer in the 1968 World Series helped him to get the win on his way to being World Series MVP.

I love the 1972 Kellogg's set, but some of the cards have an odd look.  Under the red stripe that says "Pitcher" the dark corner always makes me think that something got cut out from the card.

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