Tuesday, November 17, 2015

#141 Clint Hartung

#141 Clint "Hondo Hurricane" Hartung
Progress: 1st of this card
148 of 407  36.4% complete
How acquired: $2.61 on ebay
Condition: Very Good
I'm not expert on New York Giants uniforms, but I think the painter Topps employed may have got the colors wrong on this card.  They look a little Brooklyn Dodger blue to me.  Clint is one of those rare breeds who made the position switch from pitcher to outfield.  He was a pitcher from 1947-50, then stuck around two more seasons as strictly a reserve outfielder.  I appreciate players like that.  There's nothing worse than a pitcher who doesn't like to hit, even if they can't, they should at least enjoy the chance.  

Stats: 6 seasons, 29 wins, 14 home runs

Best Hall of Fame Showing: N/A

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