Wednesday, June 15, 2011

1961 Topps, Jerry Lumpe

#365 Jerry Lumpe

Here is the third installment from the KC A's reunion TTM project. I sent this card to Jerry on the 13th of January and I had it back a month later on the 14th of February.

Jerry played in the Major Leagues for parts of twelve seasons. He spent time with the Yankees, A's, and Tigers. His best season was with Kansas City in 1962. That year, he hit .301 with 34 doubles, 10 triples, 10 home runs, and 83 RBI. I obviously wasn't around in the sixties, but that seems like a very good season for a second baseman in that era.

Unfortunately, he didn't do enough in '62 to make the All Star team. But, he made up for it three years later as he made his lone All Star team as a member of the Tigers in 1964. He did not get to play in the game, though.

Jerry played in two World Series while with the Yankees, winning the second one in 1958.

There is still plenty of time to get a bracket filled out for the College World Series contest. If you entered the first phase, make sure you fill out a bracket to get into the second phase. If you didn't participate in the first phase and still want to fill out a bracket, that is fine too. Just keep in mind that you are going to have a little bit of ground to make up. Tonight, I will post the standings through the Super Regionals.

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