Saturday, June 18, 2011

1981 ken reitz

ken reitz was traded to the cubs, the team against which he got his 1000th hit (thanks topps) in the bruce sutter deal in december of 1980.  here's his 1981 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
reitz, who had started at third for the national league in the 1980 all-star game (mike schmidt was hurt), was installed as the cubs' third baseman, and he did not respond as they had hoped.  he hit just .215 with 2 home runs and 28 rbi in 82 games during the strike-shortened season.

in 1982, the cubs released him at the close of spring training, and he was signed shortly thereafter by pittsburgh.  unfortunately, he went 0 for 10 as a pirate and was released.

voici à vous, 1981 ken reitz!

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