it's sunday again. here are another 15 players from a sheet of cards featured in the 1990 target 100th anniversary dodger giveaway set.
i still believe that he hit a home run that year with a broken finger on his hand. i don't think i would have remembered that if it had not happened, but who knows.
jim 'mudcat' grant pitched (and hit a home run) against the dodgers in the 1965 world series as a member of the minnesota twins, and he must have made an impression because they traded for him just a couple of years later. with the dodgers for the 1968 season, grant posted an era of 2.08 in 37 games (4 starts). unfortunately for the dodgers, grant was lost to the expos in the expansion draft that followed that season.
dodger double dipper. he was also the younger brother of tony gwynn, and after his second tour of duty with the dodgers ended in 1995, gwynn signed with his brother's team for the 1996 season. his last appearance as a major league player came in game 3 of the 1996 nlds, wherein gwynn singled as a pinch-hitter and was driven home by his big brother.
mike j. mccormick
mike mccormick that played for the dodgers, but it's not this guy. baseball reference lists this mccormick as being actually named 'mccormack', which is probably correct. anyway, this player spent just one year in the majors - 1904 - and he spent it as a member of the brooklyn superbas. as the team's primary third baseman that year, mccormick/mccormack hit just .184 in 105 games. he was only 5'-3", which would make him shorter than freddie patek, who is always my bellweather for vertically challenged ballplayers.
double dipper, sandwiching stints with the dodgers around a run with the mets in 1968. he also graces the 1966 topps grant jackson rookie card that always seems to run a pretty penny. i like this card of shirley because he's standing in a young dodger stadium with some nicely pulled stirrups.
we'll have to wait and see what random selection of players show up on next week's sheet...