One Man's Thoughts on Sports Card Collecting

Sunday, May 29, 2011

It Came From the Card Closet~! - Milwaukee Brewers All 70s Team, Part I

I found a still shrink-wrapped pack of cards in my card closet that was a giveaway at a Brewers game a while back.  It was the first of 3 giveaways that would feature the Brewers' all-decade teams for the 70s, 80s, and 90s.  The cards actually look pretty nice - they feature old-school photos with a nice gold foil stamp with the player's name and position (it looks black in the scans, for some reason the gold foil just didn't scan well).  The backs of the cards give a nice synopsis of their time with the Brewers, highlighting team records and great moments.  Since there are a lot of pictures I'm splitting this post into 2 parts - today we'll start with the skipper and infield:

Manager: George Bamberger. "Bambi" led the Crew in the late 70s when they first rose to prominence as a force in the American League 

Catcher: Charlie Moore.  A fan favorite that spent nearly his entire career with the team.  He later moved to right field.

First Base: Cecil Cooper.  Coop was one of the most underrated players of his generation.  Check out these totals from a career that spanned from 1971-1987: .298 lifetime average, 2192 hits, 415 doubles, 241 HRs, 1012 runs, 1125 RBIs.  He also won a pair of Gold Gloves!

Second Base: Tommy Harper

Shortstop: Robin Yount.  No surprise here.  The Kid made his big league debut April 5, 1974 at just 18 years and 6 months old.

Third Base: Don Money.  "Brooks" was best known for his defense, but he was a very capable offensive player who anchored the hot corner for the Brewers for a full decade.

Previous Trivia Question:

What feat do Lou Gehrig, Gil Hodges, Rocky Colavito, Mark Whiten, and Mike Cameron all have in common?
A:  They are 5 of the 15 players to have hit 4 home runs in one game.  There have actually been more perfect games than players with 4 homers in one game!
Today's Trivia Question:
What was Jerry Dior's big contribution to Major League Baseball?

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