16 June 2010

len gabrielson through the mail success!

posting that 1967 topps len gabrielson (and sweet sketch card) that mark sent me earlier today reminded me that i had received a signed card from gabrielson earlier this year.  here it is, his 1970 topps card in all of its ttm success glory:
a second generation major leaguer, gabrielson played for the dodgers for most of the 1967 season, and all of 1968, 1969, and 1970, although the number of at bats he got varied from year to year.  despite it being the 'year of the pitcher', he set career highs in doubles, home runs, and rbi in 1968 when he played in 108 games.  in fact, his 10 home runs that year were the most by any player on the dodgers.  in addition, his .270 batting average was second best on the dodgers that year, next to tom haller's .285 mark.

in 1970, gabrielson saw limited action and hit just .190 in what would be his final season in the big leagues.  while he made an out in his final two at bats, his third to last plate appearance resulted in a game tying single in the bottom of the 9th against the giants.

thanks len!

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