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.