Sunday, August 28, 2011

1957 Topps Joe Black

In 1952 the N.L. Rookie of the Year, Joe Black had 15 wins and 15 saves in the regular season and became the 1st black pitcher to win a World Series Game. After that he struggled, getting demoted to Brooklyn's farm team in 1954 and dealt to the Redlegs in 1955. After Cincinnati released him in 1957 he was picked up by the Phillies but never made it out of their farm system. He was aquired by the Senators late in 1957 and made his final appearance September 11, 1957. He gave up 3 runs including a 2 run homer to Detroit in a 12-2 loss. 

1 comment:

  1. I love that you honored Joe Black with this card showing him on the Senators. One thing that you could have added to the post and why I think it is great you made this card is because he was the first African-American to play for the Senators. Carlos Paula had broken the color barrier for them two years earlier as a Cuban.