Wednesday, June 20, 2012

1977 dan ford

it's not quite an extreme closeup, but o-pee-chee did bring us closer to dan ford than topps back in 1977, and they also moved his facsimile autograph.  here is ford's 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
disco dan was the twins' right fielder again in 1977, and hit .267 for the second season in a row.  he had 11 homers and 60 rbi, and, as usual, he destroyed leftys.  ford had a pretty even at-bat split as far as facing rightys and leftys in 1977 (259 plate appearances against rhp vs. 251 against lhp) and he hit .329 against southpaws in 1977 to go with an ops of .939, with 9 of his home runs coming against them.

ford played one more season in minnesota before he moved on to california and helped the angels make the postseason for the first time.

voici à vous, 1977 dan ford!

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