Tuesday, October 8, 2013

no. 221 - dave morehead

Who is the man: Dave Morehead was finished with his major league career by the time this card came out. He was released by the Royals in spring training of 1971.

Can ya dig it: Final card of his career.

Right on: I remember seeing this card as a young teenager. I thought he looked pissed as hell.

You see this cat Morehead is a bad mother: For a long time, Morehead was known as the last Red Sox pitcher to throw a no-hitter. He pitched one against the Indians in 1965 and another Red Sox pitcher wouldn't throw a no-no until Hideo Nomo in 2001.

Shut your mouth: Morehead is no older than 28 in this picture.

No one understands him but his woman: After Morehead pitched his no-hitter, the Red Sox took his spotlight away by announcing in a postgame press conference that they were firing the general manager.

(A word about the back): Morehead pitched a 10-strikeout shutout in his major league debut. You'd think that would be mentioned instead of some high school trophies.

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