this week's sheet of 15 cards from the 1990 target dodger 100th anniversary giveaway set features a bunch of guys who played during the early years of the franchise. and ted power.
rawlings in 1919 to add a webbing to the gloves of his era.
all right, i won't let that be the only thing i say about merkle, especially since his famous baserunning mistake didn't occur during his short time with the brooklyn robins. merkle was traded to the robins by the giants during the 1916 season, and then the cubs purchased his contract from brooklyn early in the 1917 campaign. in between, merkle appeared in 25 games and hit .221 for uncle robbie's teams.
this tom tucker, let's get that straight at the start. this tucker also spent 13 seasons at the major league level in the late 1800's, including a stint with the brooklyn bridegrooms. tucker played for brooklyn for the first half of the 1898 season, batting .279 in 73 games, before joining the st. louis browns for the second half of the campaign. he was adept at being hit by the pitch, still sitting third all-time in that category behind hughie jennings and craig biggio, and ahead of don baylor, ron hunt, and everyone else who ever played.
i'll look for a sheet with more modern players next week...