Monday, June 13, 2011

1960 Topps, Bill Fischer

#76 Bill Fischer

Here is the second card from my "Kansas City A's reunion TTM project". Just to recap, the project was to take most of the cards that I didn't get signed at the reunion and get them signed TTM this past winter.

This card features the former White Sock, Tiger, Senator, Athletic, and Twin, Bill Fischer. Bill pitched in the Majors for parts of nine seasons and he spent the majority of the time in the bullpen. In the one season that he appeared mostly as a starter, he went 9-11 with a 4.28 ERA. His career record is 45-58 with 13 saves, a 4.34 ERA, and 313 strikeouts. Bill's final season in the Majors was 1964, but he still pitched professionally for the White Sox AAA team for four more seasons.

I sent the card out to Bill on the 13th of January and it had made its way home on the 22nd.

Seven out of the eight teams that are advancing to Omaha are known and it is going to take at least nine runs to keep Texas A&M from being number eight. When that game is final, I will get around to posting the second phase of the CWS contest. I hope to have that up by tomorrow.

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