#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.