Thursday, March 28, 2013

1963 Topps All Star Managers

1963 Topps Fred Hutchinson AS

In the 1951 All Star game Fred Hutchinson pitched 3 innings in relief. He surrendered 3 earned runs; an RBI single to Jackie Robinson and a 2 run homer to Gil Hodges. The following year he would become the player-manager of the Detroit Tigers. 1962 was his only season as an All Star manager following his pennant winning season at the helm of the Cincinnati Reds. 

1963 Topps Ralph Houk AS

In 1961 Ralph Houk took over for the 70 year old Casey Stengel. Houk had managed the Yankees AAA team the Denver Bears from 1955-1957. The Yankees continued their dominance under him, winning the World Series in 1961 and 1962 then losing to the Dodgers in 1963. As an All Star manager Houk was 1-2 with his only win coming in the second game of 1962.

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