Thursday, June 16, 2016

no. 543 - yankees

Who is the man: After five straight seasons finishing fifth or worse, the Yankees enjoyed a resurgence in 1970, winning 93 games and taking second behind the Orioles in the AL East. It wouldn't last though.

Can ya dig it: The team logo the Yankees trotted out for these photos is interesting. Is that made of cardboard? Metal? The team posed in front of the sign on their team cards from 1970-75. (They also did it some in the '60s).

Right on: I believe the Yankees are posing in Yankee Stadium.

You see that cat Houk is a bad mother: Veteran manager Ralph Houk is sitting right above the sign.

Shut your mouth: The Yankees aren't helping identify people in this photo without numbers on the front, and my vision isn't what it used to be. I do know the tallest guy in the back (fifth from the left) is pitcher Steve Hamilton, because he was 6-foot-7.

No one understands him but his woman: The man in the suit could be general manager Lee MacPhail.

(A word about the back): Topps really shrunk the type size on the back to get in all the Yankees championships.

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