10 September 2014

wally hood's career was a pirates sandwich with brooklyn robins bread

here's wally hood's 1990 target dodger card
like mal eason's card that i showed a few sundays back, hood's card looks like it might have been put together by georges seurat.  the last time i was in chicago i took the time to check out seurat's work that we all first saw in 'ferris bueller's day off', but i digress.

hood was a brooklyn robin double dipper.

[this is the eighty-third installment in the double dippers posts.  here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daaleric young, nick willhitechris gwynn, mickey hatcherdave anderson, don zimmerrafael landestoy, dave hansen, jose vizcaino, hideo nomo, greg maddux, mike madduxjon garland, chan ho parkvicente romogene mauch, denny lewallyn, von joshua, joe moellerdioner navarro, rudy seanez, bart shirleyrandy wolf, ismael valdes, bobby castillo, mike devereaux, pete richert, jay johnstone, jesse orosco, lee lacy, giovanni carrara, jeff weaverted sizemore,  orel hershisertom goodwinjoe fergusoneddie murraymatt lukeken mcmullen, tim wallach, jerry grotedon suttonralph branca, todd hundley, elmer dessensguillermo motajoe beckwithjamie hoffmannbabe hermanjoe medwickjuan castroron perranoskiclyde kingpaul wanerhughie jenningsron negray, broadway aleck smithgeorge smith, johnny cooney, jim faireyfrenchy bordagaraydoc casey, waite hoytluis olmoclyde sukeforthwillie keeler,  harry howellgermany smithjohnny allenmarv rackleybobo newsom, maury wills, dazzy vance, ray hayworthzack taylorjohn croninart herringbrian falkenborgbill reidy, john anderson, and vito tamulis.]

hood began his big league career with the robins in 1920, but was plucked off of waivers by the pirates after hitting .143 in 7 games.  he was 0 for 1 with a walk in his two plate appearances for the pirates, and found his way back to brooklyn for the 1921 season.  hood hit .262 in 56 games for the 1921 robins, but then made just two pinch-running appearances for the club in 1922 and his major league career was over.  hood stayed in the game, however, as he played (and later umpired) for a few seasons in the pacific coast league.

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