Thursday, February 13, 2014

1965 Topps AL Stolen Base Leaders: Aparicio, Weis, Davalillo

Luis Aparicio led the league in stolen bases for the 9 consecutive year in 1964. This was the final time he would lead the league but he would finish in the top 10 4 of the next 5 years. He was still a threat on the basepaths even in his final year. In 1973 at the age of 39 he still stole 13 bases for the Boston Red Sox. 

The next closest behind Aparicio was his former teammate Al Weis. Weis had a career high of 22 stolen bases in 1964 which was a full 35 bases fewer than Aparicio's 57. 

Cleveland's Gold Glove centerfielder, Vic Davalillo was in 3rd with 21 stolen bases.


  1. All the cards are great and I know you put a lot of effort and research into them. The image of Luis Aparicio shows him wearing a batting helmet from 1966 or 1967, the only years during Aparicio's tenure with the team that the headwear included the "cartoon" Oriole.

  2. Good catch. I missed that. I try to find photos that haven't been used on cards before yet still from the right era. I like this picture but you are right, it must be at least a year newer than this card would have been.