Thursday, October 22, 2015
no. 465 - tim mc carver
Who is the man: Tim McCarver had completed his first season with the Phillies when this card was issued. He appeared in just 44 games for Philadelphia in 1970 after breaking his finger on a foul tip off the bat of Willie Mays.
Can ya dig it: This is McCarver's first card appearance in a Phillies uniform. He's listed with the Phillies in the 1970 Topps set, but his photo is a close-cropped head shot so you can't see McCarver's Cardinals uniform.
Right on: Lots of stuff going on in the background. Security on the left side. Phillies lined up on the right.
You see that cat McCarver is a bad mother: McCarver set a major league record for the most triples in a season by a catcher when he hit 13 in 1966.
Shut your mouth: I could go the broadcasting route here, but instead I'll go here.
No one understands him but his woman: McCarver and his wife, Anne, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary just last year.
(A word about the back): When I was a kid, I didn't know a thing about the minor leagues. I often wonder while reading the minor-league-heavy '71 write-ups whether the kids collecting then had any idea what they were reading.