Kelloggs Cards

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

1974 Kellogg's Baseball Card Backs #46 - 48

Time to check out three more of the 1974 Kellogg's baseball card backs.

#46 - Bert Blyleven

Blyleven had the second best ERA in the AL and he led the MLB with nine shutouts.   He rebounded from being 2-6 to finish at 20-17.  

I didn't know that he went from Holland to Canada and then to the USA as a kid.  

The card mentions that unlike Nolan Ryan, Blyleven has a great curveball to go with his fastball.  

Not on the card - he got 37 decisions in 40 games.  How?  He averaged over eight innings per start.  

#47 - Pat Kelly

Kelly likes dancing.  I never heard them mention his given name of Harold when he played for the White Sox.

He led the team in steals with 22.  That not impressive.  Those White Sox teams had nothing going on the bases.

He is the brother of Cleveland's football player Leroy Kelly, who can be found in the 1970 Kellogg's Football card set.   Are there any other brothers with cards in the football and baseball sets?  I will check that out sometime.

#48 - Ken Singleton

The card mentions that the Mets had great hopes for Singleton.  They give him even two full seasons to try and impress them.  In 1973 he had a great season for Montreal.

In 1972 the Expos found out that Ken was allergic to the wool in the uniforms.  What?  They found a new uniform for him and his career improved immensely.

Not on the card - his trade from the Mets to the Expos was mentioned, but the card doesn't give specifics.  He was traded by the Mets with Tim Foli and Mike Jorgensen for Rusty Staub.

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