36 years ago today, 53-year old minnie minoso (according to the copy editors of the time) got a base hit in a game and became the oldest player to hit safely. his feat warranted a record breaker card in 1977, and o-pee-chee decided to crop the photo a little differently than topps. here is minoso's 1977 o-pee-chee record breaker card:
now the o-pee-chee back:
minoso did get a chance to break the record (again) in 1980 when the chisox brought him back for a few games, but he was 0 for 2. in related news, i saw minoso bat as a member of the saint paul saints (the only saints game i have been to) in 2003, making him the only man to play in a professional baseball game in seven different decades (he had previously suited up for the saints in 1993).
voici à vous, 1977 record breaker (minnie minoso)!
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