Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December Braves 1959 - Part 2


165 - Bill Bruton
Bill had a knee injury in 1958 that limited him to 100 games in the regular season.  He recovered in time to hit .412 in the World Series.



188 - Juan Pizzaro
Juan split the season between Milwaukee and Wichita in 1958.  He finished with a sub-3 ERA at both levels.



204 - Casey Wise
The back of this card proclaims that "Casey gets on base plenty via walks."  This must have been his main method of getting on base considering his .197 batting average in 1958.  This DID raise his lifetime average to .186.


259 - Jim Pisoni
A power hitting minor league outfielder, Jim did not play in the majors in 1958.  He only played in 9 games for the Braves before moving on.



315 - Joe Adcock
Joe was the right-handed complement to Frank Torre at first base.  He smacked 19 home runs in only 320 at bats.



322 - Harry Hanebrink
Yet another back-up infielder.  Hit a weak .188 in 1958 before being traded to the Phillies in the off season.

I have 5 more 1959's to feature in the next post.





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