ted sizemore debuted as a dodger on opening day, 1969, and went on to play in 159 games over the course of the season. he played mostly at second base, but also made some appearances at shortstop and left field. here's his 1969 topps rookie card, on which he shares time with bill sudakis
then, after the 1970 season, sizemore was dealt to the cardinals along with bob stinson for dick/rich allen. with the cards, sizemore grew out his sideburns (as seen on his 1973 topps card)
back in la, sizemore covered second base for a couple of long stretches in april and july in place of davey lopes, and also backed up ron cey a bit, too. he also finally made a big league appearance wearing the tools of ignorance when he got a couple innings in during a game in august. later in the season, sizemore actually made a start behind the plate - his final start as a dodger. he caught the entire game and went 1 for 3 with a walk and a couple of runs scored to boot. by the time his 1977 topps card was released,
i sent a couple of cards to sizemore in 2009, and he signed 'em both. here's his 1970 topps card, complete with the topps rookie cup
complete with frizzy hair, mustache, and the growler peeking out of his shirt.
here's to you ted sizemore, dodger double dipper and ttm signer!