Monday, April 16, 2018
1972 Kellogg's Baseball Card Backs #25 - 27
Maybe I can get back to every day posting. Maybe not since I am hosting three track meets in the next two weeks.
#27 - Mike Cuellar
Cuellar is on a three-year streak of winning 20+ games. He is a master of the screwball.
The card mentioned that he's been on a bunch of teams. He's a "full game" pitcher, which means lots of complete games.
Not on the card - he threw 172 complete games.
Cuellar ended his career with 185 wins, one more than McNally. Baseball-reference.com calculated the most similar player to Cuellar as McNally and vice versa.
#26 - Bob Gibson
I can see why the error was easy to spot on Gibson's card. The text mentions that he is now in sixth place all time with 2,577 K's but the totals on the bottom show 2,578.
#25 - Tony Oliva
Tony won batting titles in his first two seasons and again in 1971. He's been an all-star during all of his first eight seasons.
I knew the story, but I didn't know it got onto any of his cards. Pedro, his real name, used his brother Tony's passport to enter the USA in 1961.