Monday, July 20, 2020

#172 Rip Repulski

#172 Rip Repulski
52 of 274
19% complete

"His Walk About" - A .269 hitter over the course of nine MLB seasons, Rip collected 830 hits, 106 home runs and made an all-star team before hanging up his cleats in 1961.  A journey man, Rip split his time with four clubs spending his first four seasons with the Cardinals, then two with the Phillies and a parts of two each with the Dodgers and Red Sox.  His first five seasons were his best, as he averaged 17 home runs a year from 1953-57 and made his only All-Star team.

"That's Not a Knife" - It's a foul pop up to the catcher.  Rip, in what would be his only All-Star game appearance in 1956 with the Cardinals, faced Whitey Ford and was retired on a foul pop up to the catcher. Still, there are worse stories to tell than the time you faced Whitey Ford in an All-Star game, regardless of the result.

"More of a love bite really..." - This card has some serious edge wear, and not just at the corners, as well as a sort of over-all dirty look to it.  The scans don't show it, but there's also a good amount of creasing.  I'm not complaining, but I'm not going to sit here and insists it's in beautiful condition either

"Down Under" - Rip has no card in the 1952 set.  He was a rookie in '53 and was probably lucky to be included in this set given his lack of major league experience.  That keeps the score at 24-18-4 in favor of the 53's.

"At the Oscars"
All-Star '56
World Series Ring '59
4th NL Rookie of the Year '53
2nd NL Doubles '54
10th NL Runs Scored '54

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