Tuesday, March 7, 2017
1981 Donruss, Ted Cox
#238 Ted Cox
Here is one of the more recent '81 Donruss additions to the collection. This one was obtained through the mail just last year. I sent this card to Ted at the beginning of July and I had it back three weeks later.
Ted played in the Majors for just five seasons with the Red Sox, Indians, Mariners, and Blue Jays. Out of those teams, the Indians were the only team that he played with for more than one season. Over his five seasons, Ted hit .245 with 10 home runs and 79 RBI.
The former first round draft pick of the Red Sox got off to a good start when first called up in 1977. He got four hits in his Major League debut before getting two more hits in his first two at-bats the next night. As far as I can tell, Ted still holds the record for six straight hits to start his career. He ended up hitting .362 in his 13 games with Boston that season.
'81 Donruss Tracker: #201