future angels and (for one game) marlins manager cookie rojas turns it in the bottom of the 6th inning in front of a sparse crowd at yankee stadium on august 16, 1970. the scoreboard tells the tale (the royals lost 5-1) and number 9 (not roger maris) ron wood confirms it. thanks baseball reference!
sidebar - there are many things i love about the 1971 set - the game photos, the black borders, the lowercase letters! nice set all around.
back to cookie. he was acquired by the royals in june of 1970. it was the second time he had been traded in less than a year. the cardinals had acquired him from the phillies in late 1969 as part of the milestone curt flood trade. cookie had some good seasons with the royals, 1971 possibly being his best.
vintage double plays rock!
that's a wrap - oh my!
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