Wednesday, March 16, 2016

no. 512 - red sox rookie stars

Who is the man: Dick Mills and Mike Garman spent the vast majority of their 1970 seasons with Triple A Louisville. Only Mills appeared in the majors, getting in two relief appearances for the Red Sox in September, 1970.

Can ya dig it: This is the second Red Sox rookie stars card in the set. The first one featured players that made more of an impact for Boston.

Right on: It appears to be a more pleasant day where Garman is than where Mills is.

You see these rookies are bad mothers: Pssssh. These two? You know they're rookies, right?

Shut your mouth: Mills went on to become a notable pitching coach and teacher before his death last year. His website (with the most appropriate web address ever) is now headed by his son, Ryan, who pitched seven seasons in the minors.

No one understands him but his woman: Garman is the first player from Idaho to be picked in the first round of MLB's amateur draft. The Red Sox selected him third overall and he remains the highest draft choice for any Idahoan who played in the majors.

 (A word about the back): Those two games that Mills hurled were the only major league experience he ever had.


  1. Geez, check out Garman's K/W ratio for 1970. Wouldn't get a major league sniff now.

    1. How appropriate that he came from Wilder, Idaho.