Monday, April 15, 2013

1964 Topps All Stars - The American League Battery

1964 Topps Ken McBride AS

Ken McBride was selected to the All Star team in 1961 and 1962 but would not see action outside the bullpen until he was chosen starting pitcher in 1963. Pitching the 1st 3 innings, he gave up 3 runs on 4 hits, 2 walks and 1 hit batter. He would leave the game tied at 3. The loss went to future Hall of Famer Jim Bunning. Although Bunning pitched 2 hitless innings, he walked Tommy Davis who went to 3rd on an error by Bobby Richardson who was covering first on a slow-roller to third. Davis then scored the go ahead (unearned) run on a Willie Mays grounder to 1st.

1964 Topps Earl Battey AS

In 1963 Earl Battey was playing in his 3rd of 5 All Star games. He was 1 for 2 for the day with an RBI single driving in Frank Malzone for the tying run in the 3rd inning.

1 comment:

  1. Great card of Earl Battey - it's better looking than any of his actual cards - thanks!