Kelloggs Cards

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

1970 Kellogg's Baseball Card Backs - #49 - #51

Here are the next three cards in the 1970 Kellogg's baseball card set.

#51 - Sal Bando

Salvatore went to Arizona State.  He played in the 1969 All-Star game.

Seven players named Salvatore played in the majors.  Five went by Sal, one went by Joe (his middle name) and one went by Torey (Lovullo).  I never would have guessed Torey Lovullo's first name but it makes sense now.

It's a Fact - Stan Musial won three consecutive batting titles (1950 - 1952).  He was the last NL player to do that.

Not on the card - Tony Gwynn later won three in a row (1987 - 1989) and then four in a row (1994 - 1997).

#50 - Sam McDowell

His $75K signing bonus seems higher than most.  30 strikeouts in consecutive starts is impressive.  His hobby is painting.

Having not seen him play a lot, I didn't realize that he was 6-foot-five.

#49 - Jim Lonborg

Jim Lonborg is even taller than McDowell.  He has a Stanford degree in biology.

It's a Fact - Lou Gehrig hit 23 Grand Slams.

Not on the card - Gehrig is now second to Alex Rodriguez who hit 25 of them.

Other things not on the card -

1.  Lonborg injured his knee while skiing.  That limited his career which ended in 1979.
2.  He then went to dental school and a long career in dentistry.
3.  The photo of Sam Malone of Cheers is actually Lonborg.
4.  Malone wore the same number as Lonborg - 16.

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