Thursday, January 18, 2018

#43 Gil McDougald

#43 Gil McDougald
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"His Walk About" - Gil's MLB walk about was a relatively short one of "only" ten seasons.  I say only, because it was a wildly successful tenure in the majors for McDougald that saw him collect 1,291 hits, play in 8 World Series, be named 5 All-Star Teams and win the Rookie of the Year Award in 1951.

"That's Not a Knife" - McDougald was born May 19, 1928 in San Francisco, California.  His last Major League Game was game 7 of the 1960 World Series which ended with Bill Mazeroski's walk-off home run.  After his retirement, he became head coach of the Fordham baseball team.

"More of a love bite really..." - This McDougald card is in very nice shape.  Rounded corners are about the only real defect that you don't have to squint to find.

"Down Under" - Gil McDougald is card #372, one of those pesky hi-numbers, down below in the 1952 set.  As such I don't have it.  Maybe I'm biased and overly infatuated with the elusiveness of the '52 hi-numbers, but I'm going give the nod to the original over this '53 sequel.  For some reason it looks like Gil is standing in a horse stable to me on this '53.  The 52's keep a 5-3 edge in this running tally.

"At the Oscars"
AL Rookie of the Year 1951
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1958
5x All-Star ('52, '56, '57, '58, '59
5x World Series Champion ('51-53, '56, '58)
8x AL Pennant Winner
1st AL Triples '57
1st AL Defensive WAR '57
2nd AL Triples '59
4th AL Triples '55
4th AL Stolen Bases '52
5th AL MVP Voting '57
7th AL MVP Voting '56
7th AL Batting Avg. '51
9th AL MVP Voting '51
9th AL Batting Avg. '56

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