Tuesday, October 4, 2016
no. 582 - dave cash
Who is the man: Dave Cash played about two-thirds of the 1970 season with the Pirates and a third with Triple A Columbus. His 64 games in the majors was good enough for Topps rookie honors at second base.
Can ya dig it: What a great card. Dave Cash looks absolutely committed to knocking the little baseball player off the trophy.
Right on: This is Cash's first solo card. He appears on a 1970 rookie stars card with Johnny Jeter.
You see that Cash is a bad mother: Cash played the heck out of the game between 1974-76, appearing in 162 games in '74 and '75 and 160 in '76. He averaged 684 at-bats and 203 hits in the span.
Shut your mouth: Cash came up with a slogan, "Yes We Can," when he arrived with Philadelphia in 1974, writing it on T-shirts for his teammates. He also appeared on a song called "Phillies Fever," in which Cash, Garry Maddox, Larry Bowa, Greg Luzinski and Mike Schmidt talk over a funkified, '70s beat.
No one understands him but his woman: Cash left his first managing job, with the Batavia Clippers, in mid-season in 1990 after his wife had a run-in with the team's mascot. His wife had missed a Batavia home run because Chipper the Clipper was in front of her. When she asked the mascot to move, the large blue bird shook its butt at her, causing her to complain to the GM, and an argument ensued.
(A word about the back): This is the ninth Topps rookie all-star we've come across in the set. By my count we're missing an outfielder and that's it.