Friday, February 24, 2012

1969 Topps Stamp Bob Locker

Seattle Pilots CTNW Fan Favorites #3

I'm putting together 5 "Cards That Never Were" fan favorites from each team. These are not necessarily the 5 best players from the franchise. So as David Letterman used to say before Stupid Pet Tricks, "This is only an exhibition. This is not a competition. Pleaseno wagering."

Bob Locker was traded to the Pilots from the White Sox in June of 1969. He was 3-3 with 6 saves and a 2.18 ERA.  Decent numbers but nothing great. So why am I including him as a CTNW Fan Favorite? Because I'm a homer. Bob Locker spent most of his career in Chicago. He started his career on the South Side in 1965 and ended his career on the North Side in 1975. He came to the Cubs along with Manny Trillo as part of the trade that sent Billy Williams to the Oakland A's.

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