Thursday, February 5, 2015

no. 376 - expos rookie stars

Who is the man: Clyde Mashore played 13 games for the Expos in 1970, batting .160 in 25 at-bats. He spent most of the year in the minors. Ernie McAnally spent all of 1970 pitching for the Buffalo Bisons of the International League.

Can ya dig it: I enjoy the distant palm tree.

Right on: Topps is kind of on point with McAnally as a rookie star. In 1971, he would win 11 games in 25 starts for Montreal. OK, the 3.90 ERA was a little high.

You see these rookies are bad mothers: HA! The franchise was barely even two years old at this point.

Shut your mouth: This is McAnally's first card and possibly the start of little collectors making his name the butt of their jokes.

No one understands him but his woman: Mashore came to the Expos in a trade with the Reds. Cincinnati received Ty Cline in exchange, who would go on to star for Cincinnati in the 1970 postseason.

(A word about the back): McAnally was selected in the 20th round of the 1966 draft by the Mets. Other future major leaguers drafted in that round were Ed Goodson and Dave LaRoche.

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