Wednesday, April 4, 2012

1965 Topps Jim Lefebvre

Jim Lefebvre's career in L.A. wasn't limited to baseball. If you tune into TVLand you might catch him playing bit parts on classic TV shows. He had small roles on Batman, Gilligan's Island, M*A*S*H, Knight Rider, Alice and several others. In his rookie season he was one of 7 Dodgers receiving MVP votes.  He hit .400 against Minnesota Twins pitchers in the 1965 World Series and won Rookie of the Year honors beating out another second baseman, Joe Morgan.

Update 4/5/12

Thanks to Vonnoosh for pointing out Lefebvre's actual first card. See comments below.


  1. Jim Lefebvre first appeared on a 1960 Topps World Series card #388. He is the batboy congratulating Gil Hodges as he crossed home plate after a home run.

  2. Thanks. I didn't know that was him. I updated the post to include that card.

  3. I read about the '60 Topps card in Beckett years ago. Was he the first or only former bat boy to win Rookie of the Year honors?