[this is the twentyfourth installment in the double dippers posts. here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daal, eric young, nick willhite, chris gwynn, mickey hatcher, dave anderson, don zimmer, rafael landestoy, dave hansen, jose vizcaino, hideo nomo, greg maddux, mike maddux, jon garland, chan ho park, vicente romo, gene mauch, denny lewallyn, von joshua, joe moeller, dioner navarro, and rudy seanez.]
hey, guess what? bart shirley was a dodger double dipper. the cool kind, too, with cards documenting his journey. i almost didn't know about that part, however, thanks to another mix up over at teamsets4u. they didn't list his 1966 rookie card at all.
grant jackson all on his own under the phillies team checklist. i found this card by going through my topps book as i promised to do the last time something like this happened. i almost wish i hadn't found it, however, as it is a high number (#591) and commands a pretty penny. i spent about $70 on it, but it had to be had.
that's all well and good for 1966, but the next year, shirley was a met. this rookie card was easier to obtain, thankfully.
he was 0 for 12 in his short stint as a metropolitan and spent the rest of the season in the minors after being returned to la in may. in 1968, shirley played in 39 games and got 96 at bats, hitting .181 in his final big league season.
yes bart shirley was a dodger double dipper. i'm serious. and don't call me shirley.