Wednesday, November 21, 2012

no. 116 - ken sanders

Who is the man: Ken Sanders had played in the major leagues in 1964, 1966 and 1968, but didn't get a card until pitching in 50 games with a 1.75 ERA for the Brewers in 1970.

Can ya dig it: Those blue eyes combined with the Brewers uniforms of that era are absolutely freaky.

Right on: Rookie card!

You see this cat Sanders is a bad mother: Sanders set a franchise record in 1971 for appearances with 83. It still stands as the Brewers' record.

Shut your mouth: After that 1971 season, Sanders said, "let's buy a house, we'll be here forever." He was traded nine months later, and then again two months after that.

No one understands him but his woman: Between 1970 and 1975, Sanders was traded four times and released once.

(A word about the back): OK, just absorb the last sentence there: "Greatest baseball thrill was setting Venezuelan League record for pitchers by accepting 13 chances in one game."

I don't believe that for a second.


  1. Sanders remains one of the most drafted WhatIfSports players...but this isn't his rookie. He was on a 1966 card...

  2. Obscure Venezuelan baseball records are pretty damn thrilling, you have no idea how they celebrate such things in South America do you?

  3. Postscript on the purchase of a house...Sanders still lives in Milwaukee he's in real estate.

  4. Those eyes are absolutely freaky. They almost appear hollow with the blue background supplying the color.