Thursday, July 13, 2017
no. 680 - don mincher
Who is the man: Don Mincher hit a career-high 27 home runs in his first season for Oakland in 1970.
Can ya dig it: Another one of those posed home run swings aimed in the wrong direction.
Right on: Mincher had been traded to the Senators by the time this card appeared in packs. The trade happened in early May of 1971.
You see that cat Mincher is a bad mother: Mincher returned to the A's in 1972 and retired with a World Series title at the end of the year. He went 1-for-1 in that World Series.
Shut your mouth: Mincher was one of five Minnesota Twins to hit a home run in the seventh inning of a game in 1966, setting a major league record. Rich Rollins, Tony Oliva, Zoilo Versalles and Harmon Killebrew also hit homers in the inning against Mincher's future team, the A's.
No one understands him but his woman: Mincher is the only Seattle Pilot to be named an All-Star.
(A word about the back): Mincher's home run in the 1965 World Series came off of Don Drysdale.