Tuesday, July 5, 2011

1971 Topps, Mike Hershberger

#149 Mike Hershberger

Here is a card of Mike Hershberger that I was unable to get signed at the Kansas City A's reunion last summer. So, I did what I did with all of my unsigned cards from that event and I mailed it to him to get signed. I sent it out on 1/14/11 and I had it back eight days later.

Mike played in the Major Leagues for parts of eleven seasons. He spent time with the White Sox, A's, and Brewers. It looks like Mike was an everyday player for six seasons, spending the rest of the time as a back-up. He never made an All Star team and he never played in the playoffs. Not one season that he played really stands out to me, so I will list his career highs instead.

His best average was .279 ('63). The most home runs he had was 5 ('65 & '68). The most doubles he had was 27 ('66) and the most RBI was 57 ('66). For his career, Mike was a .252 hitter with 26 homers and 344 driven in.


Anonymous said...

I can never get used to those old Brewers caps.

- Paul

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

I'm with you on that one Paul.

Anonymous said...

I had the the good fortune to meet mr. hershberger today while i was working. He was very kind and gave me a couple of autographed cards for my two sons. thanks again1

zman40 said...

That's awesome! Congrats!