Friday, April 5, 2013

1964 Topps All Stars - The American League Outfield

1964 Topps Leon Wagner AS

The MVP of the second All Star Game in 1962 returned as a starter in 1963. He went 2 for 3 and scored the AL's first run. Although 1963 was Wagner's last All Star game, he would continue to put up good numbers in Cleveland over the next few years. As his numbers dropped he became a platoon player and a pinch hitter for the White Sox. After his retirement he got a few movie roles including a part in a very good baseball movie The Bingo Long Travelling All-Stars & Motor Kings.

1964 Topps Albie Pearson

Albie Pearson was the 1958 Rookie of the Year while on the Washington Senators. In 1963 he made his only All Star appearance. He made the most of it. He was 2 for 4 on the day with a double and a run scored.

1964 Topps Al Kaline AS

Al Kaline had a .324 batting average over his 18 All Star games, but in 1963 he would go 0 for 3. In the 1st inning he flied out to left and Tommy Davis threw home in time to get Nellie Fox tagging up from 3rd.

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