Thursday, June 30, 2016
no. 548 - don mason
Who is the man: Don Mason managed just 36 at-bats for the Giants in 1970. He was traded to the Padres in the offseason.
Can ya dig it: This is the third straight card featuring a player in an airbrushed cap. Yup, we're getting to the higher numbers.
Right on: I have a difficult time believing that someone who played 46 games in 1970 necessitated an "infield" designation. Did he even have time to play three or four infield positions?
You see that cat Mason is a bad mother: Really digging here. Mason was acquired by the Padres partly because of his speed. He finished tied for third on the team in 1971 with six stolen bases.
Shut your mouth: He also finished third in the National League in errors committed at second with 15.
No one understands him but his woman: Mason is arguably the most productive hitter from Parsons College, a now-defunct school in Fairfield, Iowa. The school was known more for producing pitchers, including Charlie Williams, Rich Folkers and Jim Todd.
(A word about the back): Yeah, don't look at those current stats. Bask in the glory of his minor league season in 1965.