Thursday, August 4, 2016

#89 Johnny Lipon

#89 Johnny Lipon
Progress: 1st of this card 
190 of 407  46.7% complete
How acquired: $4.00 on ebay
Condition: Fair
This Lipon card shows it's age, which is exactly the way I like my 52's.  Lipon, who lost three years to military service, appeared in 748 games over 9 major league seasons.  But he spent over thirty years managing minors league teams.  As reward for his three decades of coaching, he was named the interim manager of the of the Cleveland Indians for the last 59 games of the 1971 season.  Cleveland finished last and Lipon was never given another shot, which strikes me as wildly unfair.

Stats: 9 seasons, 690 hits, 10 home runs, .259 avg. 

Best Hall of Fame Showing: N/A

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