21 February 2014

ron negray, dodger double dipper

ron negray made his big league debut as a dodger in 1952.  he was later traded from brooklyn to philadelphia during the 1955 season, but was reacquired by the dodgers in 1957.  when negray took the mound for them in los angeles on april 15, his journey as a dodger double dipper was completed.

[this is the fiftyseventh 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 waner, and hughie jennings.]

here's negray's 1957 topps card featuring him in phillies gear, although he had been traded to the dodgers in april of '57.
it's too bad he wasn't included in a later series as a dodger.  here's the back
it shows us that negray's career as a brooklyn dodger consisted of 4 appearances and no record.  his return stint as a dodger wasn't much different.  he pitched in 4 games once again, and again earned no decisions.

this is the only card of negray that i have showing him as a dodger.  it's from the 1990 target dodger set.
there's a reason why i led with negray's 1957 topps card and not the dodger card, and that is because i have added my 1957 topps want list.  it's a stretch goal for me, definitely, but it's the one set from the 1950's that i think i may actually complete someday.  let me know if you can help me out.

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