Friday, July 2, 2010

1971 duke sims

in december of 1970, the indians traded duke sims to the dodgers for ray lamb and alan foster. here is his 1971 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
sims was coming off a career year, having set career highs in home runs (23) and rbi (56) while playing 110 games at 4 different positions. with the dodgers in 1971, he hit .274 with 6 home runs and 25 rbi while playing catcher exclusively as part of a platoon with tom haller and joe ferguson. in 1972, while sharing catching duties with chris cannizzaro and steve yeager, he was hitting just .192 with 2 home runs and 11 rbi in 51 games when the dodgers waived him in august. he was picked up by the tigers, and he immediately bounced back into form. sims spent the rest of his career in the american league with the tigers, yankees and rangers, and retired with exactly 100 home runs.

voici à vous, 1971 duke sims!

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