Wednesday, November 7, 2012

no. 111 - yankees rookie stars


Who  is the man: Both Loyd Colson and Bobby Mitchell made their major league debuts in 1970. Colson pitched in one game for the Yankees. Mitchell made 10 appearances for New York. Mitchell spent most of the year with Triple A Syracuse, while Colson was with Double A Manchester, N.H.

Can ya dig it: I never realized I had such a grossly miscut card in this set until I scanned this card. Wow, I've got to do something about that.

Right on: That's a pretty nice shot of Mitchell, even though it's a small photo.

You see these rookies are bad mothers: Colson may have a bad-ass look on his face, but it's just a front. Rookies ain't bad-ass.

Shut your mouth: Colson's game for the Yankees in 1970 was the only major league game he played. He pitched two innings in a 3-1 loss to the Tigers on Sept. 25. He allowed an eighth inning run but struck out three batters in a row.

No one understands him but his woman: Mitchell played the final three years of his pro career in Japan.


(A word about the back): Despite the drastic miscutting? All right. In five years in the majors, Mitchell never stole more than seven bases in a season. Must have used up all his speed in the minors.

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