Monday, July 18, 2016

#163 Stan Rojek

#163 Stan Rojek
Progress: 1st of this card
186 of 407 45.7% complete
*60% of non-high #'s complete!*
How acquired: $4.00 on ebay
Condition: Good
There's no ignoring the enormous vertical crease that runs down this card, but that doesn't mean it has to bother me (it doesn't).  Somewhere along the way, someone was nice enough to fill in Rojek's 1951 RBI total with 14 (which is correct).  Rojek has a sparse, blunt, but very interesting wikipedia page.  Per the page, Rojek was "very poor" and worked at the family dairy delivery service in the off-season.  He also had the locker next to Jackie Robinson when Robinson broke the color barrier and was "one of the only players who was kind to Jackie."

Stats: 8 seasons, 470 hits, 4 home runs, .266 avg., 10th in '48 NL MVP voting.

Best Hall of Fame Showing: N/A

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