just like last week, today's installment of cards from the 1990 target dodger giveaway feature some partial sheets. when i first started showing these cards, i wasn't doing it by sheet, and now my ocd has caught up to me.
i've actually featured this max butcher card before (in this extremely lame post)
the other 11 guys on this particular sheet are: john rutherford and lonny frey (featured here); charlie babb (featured here); jack dalton (featured here); zack taylor (featured here); don hoak (featured here); clem labine and babe phelps (featured here); franklin stubbs (featured here); red barkley (featured here); and george stallings (featured here)
here's another partial sheet of guys that didn't get their due.
this evolution of the manager post. oh well, it's worth noting again that shotton was jackie robinson's second major league manager, taking over for clyde sukeforth after two games into the 1947 season. sukeforth, of course, was filling in for the suspended leo durocher. shotton led the dodger club to the pennant in 1947 and then gave way to durocher. shotton returned to the helm later in the 1948 season after durocher quit to manage the giants, and this time he stayed through the 1950 season, winning another pennant in 1949. if you saw the movie "42", you might recall that shotton didn't wear a uniform as the manager, so the image used for the card may show him in his game attire.
post. a promising player, gleason's baseball career was effectively ended with his service in vietnam. he boasts a career 1.000 batting average, and his story is definitely worth checking out. i am proud to sponsor his baseball-reference page.
here are the other players that share space with shotton, gleason and moran on this sheet: tacks latimer and ed lennox and george steele (featured here); bob caruthers and george cutshaw and red downey (featured here); nelson greene and doc mcjames (featured here); howard freigau and bill fischer and red evans (featured here); and dan griner (featured here)
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