15 June 2014

sunday morning target dodgers

a very pleasant sunday morning to you, wherever you may be.  time for another sheet of cards from the 1990 target dodger giveaway set.  only 14 players in this post, however, as bobo newsom gets his own post later on.

boyd bartley
bartley went to the dodgers straight from the big 10 in 1943.  after playing for the university of illinois, he suited up in 9 games for brooklyn, and went 1 for 21 with a walk and a sacrifice.  he served in the military after that, and returned to organization eventually managing in the minor league system for several seasons.  the rest of bartley's career was spent as a scout for the dodgers, and he was responsible for the signing of orel hershiser among others.

george cisar
cisar's big league career spanned more than two times the number of games than bartley's.  he appeared in 20 games for the dodgers in 1937, getting 6 hits in 29 at bats.  he was known as a base stealer in the minors, and stole 3 bags with the dodgers.

con daily
daily, first name cornelius, played for the brooklyn grooms from 1891 through 1896 as a backup catcher.  oddly enough, the player most similar to him according to baseball reference was another cornelius - the hall of fame manager connie mack.

leo dickerman
dickerman pitched for the robins in 1923 and 1924.  he was 8-12 in 42 games for brooklyn in that span, and was traded to the cardinals during the 1924 season for spittin' bill doak, the spitballer who also invented the modern fielder's glove.

buddy hassett
hassett broke into the majors as the dodgers' first baseman in 1936.  that year, he led the league in games played with 156 thanks to a couple of ties with the boston bees.  he hit .310 with 82 rbi that season, and followed it by hitting .304 in 1937.  he moved to the outfield in 1938 and hit .293, but was traded to the bees after the season ended.

bill hubbell
bill was no relation to carl, unfortunately.  hubbell finished his 7 year career in 1925 with the robins, going 3-6 in 33 appearances.

bernie hungling
hungling hit .225 in 39 games for the 1922 robins, and was 0 for 4 for the team in 1923. he was a backup catcher who recorded six of his 13 career rbi in a single game.

joe hutcheson
hutcheson's only big league experience came with the dodgers in 1933. in 59 major league games, this outfielder hit .234 with 6 homers and 21 rbi.

tommy mcmillan
mcmillan was a shortstop for the brooklyn superbas from 1908 until he was lost on waivers to the reds in 1910.  he hit .214 in a total of 174 games for brooklyn.

tiny osborne
usually when someone is nicknamed 'tiny', it's done in an ironic way.  that was the case with osborne, as he was 6'-4" and weighed 215 pounds when he pitched for the robins in 1924 and 1925.  he was 14-20 for the club in that span.

jim pastorius
pastorius posted a big league record of 31-55 over the course of his career which was spent exclusively with the superbas from 1906 through 1909.  he was 16-12 with a 2.35 era in 1907, but 4-20 in 1908, even though his era was 2.44.

paul ray powell
not sure why powell gets his middle name on the card - there wasn't another paul powell to have played for the dodgers.  anyway, powell joined the club following a trade with the twins that sent bobby darwin to minnesota.  he played in 2 games for the dodgers in 1973 (going 0 for 1 at the plate) and then made 10 appearances for the club in 1975, going 2 for 10.

joe stripp
stripp was the dodgers' third baseman from 1932 through 1937.  he joined the club following a trade with the reds that also netted the team future manager clyde sukeforth, and left the dodgers in a deal with the cardinals that brought them future manager leo durocher.  in between stripp hit .295 for the dodgers.

chink zachary
zachary made four appearances for the 1944 dodgers, which were the sum total of his big league experience.  two of those appearances were as the game's starting pitcher, and he received the loss both times.

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