11 April 2010

sunday morning (target) 'c'oming 'd'own...

in what's becoming a semi-tradition on sunday mornings, here are some more cards (featuring some guys with last names starting with c and d) from the 1990 target dodgers set, given away in 4 (or more?) parts at dodger stadium.  enjoy.

pop corkhill
pop, or john stewart, corkhill has a kick ass mustache.  he also played for the brooklyn bridegrooms back in 1889 and 1890, which was their first year in the national league.  he was an outfielder and 1b/ss for brooklyn
in his only two seasons with the club.  he appeared for them in the 1889 'world series' exhibitions between the american association champs (the bridegrooms) and the national league champs (the new york giants). in a glimpse of what the franchise's future would hold for the next 60-odd years, brooklyn lost the series.

bob caruthers
caruthers was a teammate of pop corkhill on those bridegroom teams, winning 40 games for them in their 1889 season.  overall, he won 218 games and was a decent outfielder with a .282 career batting average.

cesar cedeno
cedeno finished his career as a member of the dodgers, appearing in 37 games in 1986.  he failed to hit a home run, though, and finished with 199 big league roundtrippers.  he did steal a base (in his final game in fact) to give him 550 in his career, which is currently good for 26th all time.

george cutshaw
cutshaw played primarily second base for the dodgers in three of their incarnations - the dodgers (1912), the superbas (1913) and the robins (1914-1917) before being traded to the pirates, along with casey stengel, for burleigh grimes and two other players.  in game 2 of the 1916 world series against boston, cutshaw went 0 for 5 with a strikeout against babe ruth.

tex carleton
carleton pitched for the dodgers in just one season (1940) which would also be the final season of his career.  he won 6 games, giving him an even 100 career victories.  carleton had come from the cubs, where he appeared in one game of the 1938 world series, facing just 3 batters but allowing a double, two walks (one intentional) and uncorking two wild pitches.

jack dalton
looks like dalton used a sawed-off bat.  in reality, he used a full sized bat and actually hit .319 for the brooklyn robins in 1914.  he also played for brooklyn (then the superbas) in 1910.

jack doscher
don't worry, doscher pitched for the superbas in the early 1900s when he was in his twenties.  not when he was much, much older as this picture might indicate.  he won 1 game and lost 6 in his 4 seasons in brooklyn.

red downey
downey spent just one season in the major leagues - 1909 with the brooklyn superbas.  the 20 year old outfielder hit .256 in 19 games and had just one extra base hit, a double.

pop dillon
unlike pop corkhill, pop dillon was cleanshaven, and we all suffer a little bit because of it.  in 1904, his final season and only one with brooklyn, he set career highs in almost all offensive categories despite hitting 0 home runs.  for a guy nicknamed pop, he didn't have much, hitting just one home run in his 5 seasons in the big leagues.

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