Monday, April 16, 2018

#70 Ed Yuhas

#70 Ed Yuhas
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"His Walk About" - After an extremely promising rookie season with St. Louis in 1952, that saw Yuhas post a 12-2 record and 2.74 ERA, Ed pitched in only one inning in 1953, injuring his arm in the process, and would never appear in a major league game again.

"That's Not a Knife" - Yuhas (at least to my knowledge) didn't carry a knife in the MLB, but he did retire in some exclusive company.  Yuhas finished 31st in 1952 NL MVP voting.  So at the time of his retirement following the 1953 season, he was, and remains, one of only three players to receive MVP votes in all but one of their MLB seasons.  The other two are Ted Williams and Joe Dimaggio.

"More of a love bite really..." - This card suffers from a fairly serious crease in the upper right corner, but it still has pretty good eye appeal.

"Down Under" - Yuhas, despite having never appeared in a game prior to the '52 season, snuck into the '52 set at card #386, likely a late signing by Sy Berger after a strong rookie campaign.  But 386 is a high number, and as such, I don't have it.  I can't say I really care for either of these cards all that much, but I lean towards the '53 as the background is somewhat more interesting.  That extends the 1953 lead to 12-10-1.

"At the Oscars"
31st NL MVP Voting '52
3rd NL Games '52
7th NL Saves '52

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