04 January 2015

rocky nelson was a dodger double dipper

rocky nelson was the second rocky (after colavito) on the sheet of cards i featured earlier today from the 1990 target set.
so, it's rocky ii!  not a bad sequel as sequels go.  this rocky, however, predated colavito by a decade or so.  in fact, rocky nelson was a dodger double dipper.

[this is the ninetieth 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 andersonvito tamulis, wally hood, jim bruske, bill dahlen, patsy donovanjamey wright, watty clark, and andy messersmith.]

nelson first appeared for the dodgers in 1952 following a trade with the white sox that came after the end of the 1951 season.  he hit .256 in 37 games during the regular season, and was 0 for 3 with a walk in the world series agains the yankees. nelson spent 1953 in the minors, and after the 1953 season, he was dealt to the indians.  the 1954 indians were one of the best teams (record wise) in history, but nelson played in only 4 regular season games before being re-acquired by the dodgers in may.  he spent the rest of the season, and the 1955 campaign as well, in the minors, but resurfaced with the dodgers in 1956.  however, after hitting .208 in 31 games for the dodgers, he was on the move again - this time on a claim by the cardinals - and he finished the season in saint louis.

nelson finished his career with the pirates, winning a ring in 1960.  nelson was the pirates' first baseman for game 7 of that series, which was won on bill mazeroski's home run.

1 comment:

Jason Presley said...

Interesting that he played with the team twice, but they have him pictured as a Pirate!