Friday, July 24, 2015

no. 434 - gary sutherland

Who is the man: Gary Sutherland was on the downward slide after being the Expos' starting second baseman in their first year of existence in 1969. He lost some playing time in 1970 and hit just .206 in 116 games.

Can ya dig it: An Expos cap logo and a Major League Baseball logo? Good show.

Right on: I like the earlier Sutherland cards. Sutherland with a perm on his '75 and '76 cards is a little bit alarming.

You see that cat Sutherland is a bad mother: Sutherland and shortstop Bobby Wine turned a league-leading 110 double plays during the Expos' first season in 1969.

Shut your mouth: At age 9, Sutherland was California state champion as a roller skating figure skater.

No one understands him but his woman: Sutherland was the Tigers' lead-off hitter for most of the 1974 season. His on-base percentage that year was .282.

(A word about the back): Darrell Sutherland pitched for the Mets from 1964-66. He saw the most time in 1966, appearing in 31 games.

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