Sunday, December 14, 2014

Card Of The Week December 14

I was thinking recently that Hall of Fame pitcher Shigeru Sugishita had only played for the Dragons during his career.  This turns out not to be the case - he spent the 1961 season (his last) with the Daimai Orions.  I was further surprised to see that one of his cards in the 2000 20th Century Best 9 shows him as an Orions player - I've had this card for a while so I must have completely forgotten about his Orions detour.

It's always a bit jarring to see someone who had a long career for one team in a uniform for another team - kind of like seeing Willie McCovey in a Padres uniform or Wally Yonamine in a Dragons uniform.  (Hmm, maybe there was something in the air in 1961...)

2000 BBM 20th Century Best 9 #367

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