Wednesday, June 21, 2017
no. 672 - ed crosby
Who is the man: Ed Crosby made his major league debut in 1970, appearing in 38 games for the Cardinals with a .253 average in 95 at-bats.
Can ya dig it: I like how the bird is peaking out of the bottom right corner.
Right on: Rookie card!
You see that cat Crosby is a bad mother: Crosby was part of an impressive crew of Wilson High School (Long Beach, Calif.) alumni playing in the major leagues at the same time in the early 1970s. The others were Bobby Grich, Jeff Burroughs, Bob Bailey and Casey Cox.
Shut your mouth: Crosby scouted for the Orioles after his playing career. When the Orioles drafted Cecil Fielder out of high school in the 31st round in 1981, Crosby visited the Fielder house and said to him, "Cecil, stay in school." The Orioles didn't bother to offer Fielder a bonus.
No one understands him but his woman: Crosby is the father of 2004 American League Rookie of the Year Bobby Crosby.
(A word about the back): 1971 Topps is capitalizing on the fact that nobody had the internet then. Crosby may have hit .360 on the road in 1970, but he hit .133 at home.