Monday, May 8, 2017

#264 Roy Hartsfield

#264 Roy Hartsfield
Progress: 1st of this card
232 of 407  57% complete
How acquired: $3.99 on ebay
Condition: Good
Hartsfield had pretty decent numbers at the plate in his first two pro-seasons in '50 and '51.  Then he only appeared in 38 games in '52 and never saw the the bigs again as a player.  Leading the league in errors at second base in '50, despite only playing in 96 games probably didn't help his cause.

Hartsfield wasn't done with baseball though, having a long career as a manager in the minors before being named the first ever manager for the Toronto Blue Jays.  He lasted three season's at the helm for the expansion Jays.  I don't want to pile on, but it sounds like it didn't go very well.

Stats: 3 seasons, 266 hits, 13 home runs, .273 avg.

Best Hall of Fame Showing: N/A

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