Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Monday, May 22, 2017

1973 Kellogg's Baseball Card Backs #22 - 24

I'm focused on finishing the 1973 Kellogg's baseball card set look into the card backs.  Here are the next three.

#24 - Lou Piniella

I almost always spell his name wrong.  Doing this will help remind me of how to spell it.

He went to Tampa Jesuit High.  How many players have their high school mentioned?

He worked as an investment banker in the winter.

Odd that he first appeared in 1964 and then he wasn't a regular until 1969.

Lots to read about him as a player and as a manager.

#23 - Bill Stoneman, III

He as two no-hitters already.  I didn't know that the Expos obtained him in the Expansion Draft.

Not on the card - he played his last game in June of 1974 at the age of 30.  Like many pitchers of that time, arm injuries ended his career.

Not on the card - he was born in Oak Park, IL.  I go there or through there frequently.

#22 - Reggie Jackson

Reggie is consistent with his hobby - automobiles.

The bio focuses on a few negatives.  First, he is expected to equal or match his 1969 stats.  Second, he's been the league leader in strikeouts from 1968 - 1971.  He didn't lead the league again until 1982.
Not on the card - Reggie has the most career strikeouts of any hitter in baseball history.

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