Tuesday, November 22, 2016
no. 599 - norm cash
Who is the man: Norm Cash's career seemed to be on the decline after the 1970 season as he managed just 15 homers and a .259 average in 130 games. But he had one more great season in his holster and that would be the 1971 season.
Can ya dig it: Love the first baseman's stretch pose. The glove looks huge and Cash's back leg tiny.
Right on: It looks like someone left Cash to pick up all the equipment.
You see that cat Cash is a bad mother: Cash produced one of the best underappreciated seasons of the last 60 years. In 1961, Cash led baseball with a .361 average, hit 41 home runs, drove in 132, recorded a .662 slugging average and a 1.148 OPS. Unfortunately, someone else hit 61 home runs that year.
Shut your mouth: Cash later admitted he used a corked bat in 1961.
No one understands him but his woman: Cash was the first Tiger to hit a ball completely out of Tiger Stadium.
(A word about the back): Cash was 36 when this card came out. He doesn't look 36 in the photo.