Tuesday, October 6, 2015
no. 459 - jim lefebvre
Who is the man: Jim Lefebvre had just finished his third straight season in a platoon role for the Dodgers. His 109 games played in 1970 was the most since his 136 games in 1967.
Can ya dig it: It doesn't appear as if Lefebvre will be fenced in for long.
Right on: I'm having a hell of a time typing "Lefebvre".
You see that cat Lefebvre is a bad mother: Lefebvre was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1965. There was nothing very impressive about his stats, but he beat out Joe Morgan for the award, so I have no complaints.
Shut your mouth: Lefebvre punched Tom Lasorda in the face in a television studio in 1980. Lefebvre had just left the Dodgers, where he was coaching, to coach for the Giants. Between tapings for their respective interviews, the two got into it (Lefebvre had been fired by the Dodgers), and Lefebvre leveled Lasorda with a single punch.
No one understands him but his woman: Lefebvre played four seasons in Japan, and he's the first player to win a World Series (1965) and a Japan Series (1974).
(A word about the back): This is one of the first '71 Topps I ever owned. It doesn't look right without scuffing all over it.