Sunday, June 2, 2013
1981 Donruss, Tom Veryzer
#199 Tom Veryzer
This is the card that Tom Veryzer signed for me through the mail this past September. It took just ten days to get this card back from him.
Tom played in the Majors for twelve seasons with the Tigers, Indians, Mets, and Cubs. He was primarily a shortstop, though he did play a few games at second and third, as well. He saw a majority of his playing time with the Indians as he got into 100 or more games in three of the four seasons that he played in Cleveland. But, his best season probably came in 1975, his first full season in the Majors. That year, he hit .252 and had career highs in home runs with 5 and RBI with 48. For his career, Tom was a .241 hitter with 14 dingers.
'81 Donruss Tracker: 117/100
On the college baseball front, I have had the privilege of going to three of the four games hosted by the Big 12 Champion Kansas State Wildcats. There has been some exciting ball being played in Manhattan over the weekend and I am looking forward to the two games today. Hopefully the Cats can wrap it up tonight so I don't have to make the drive out there for game seven tomorrow.
So far, there have been just sixteen teams eliminated for the tournament. Here are the teams that are out that contestants picked to be in the College World Series along with how many people picked them.
Binghamton(1), Bowling Green(1), Florida(2), Wichita St(1), Savannah St(1), Canisius(2)