i received my 1968 topps al ferrara card back in the mail a couple of weeks ago.
ferrara is a brooklyn native who played for the dodgers from 1963-1968. his best year was 1967 when he played in 122 games with 16 home runs. after the 1968 season, ferrara was taken by the padres in the expansion draft. he played in san diego for 3 years, finishing his career with the reds in 1971.
ferrara got one postseason at bat, and it was in 1966. he pinch hit for don drysdale in the bottom of the 9th inning in game 4 against dave mcnally and the orioles. ferrara, representing the tying run, singled with one out. unfortunately, the dodgers didn't score and the orioles won 1-0 to sweep the series.
i think the least i can do is honor the bull's wishes and 'remember johnny podres', so here is his 1957 topps card
thanks al, and here's to both you and johnny!