Tuesday, April 16, 2013

1981 Donruss, Tommy Hutton

#93 Tommy Hutton

Next up is Tommy Hutton. Tommy played in the Majors for parts of twelve seasons after making his debut as a twenty-year old in 1966. He got into three games that year with the Dodgers and it wouldn't be until 1969 that he saw Major League action again. He played in sixteen games that year before heading back down to the minors for a couple of seasons. He resurfaced in 1972 with the Phillies and would play in the Majors every year until he retired after the 1981 season.

For his career, Tom was a .248 hitter and he had 22 home runs. He was a back-up for most of his career, but he did get into 134 games with the Phils in 1972. That season, he hit .260 with 5 home runs and 38 RBI as the Phillies everyday first baseman.

Tommy seems to have loved hitting Tom Seaver. Seaver was the picher that he had the most plate appearances against, and Tommy hit 3 home runs off of him while hitting .320 and driving in 15. He also walked 11 times versus only 5 strikeouts. Tommy also liked to hit against Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and Fergie Jenkins. He hit .323 and .321 against them, respectively.

I sent this card to Tommy in November and I had it back about two weeks later.

'81 Donruss Tracker: 101/100

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