Wednesday, August 21, 2013

#785 Vic Davalillo

Vic Davalillo…   I never had this card…

Should be in the skinny player HOF…There are many kinds of Vic’s over a 16 year career…but one fact remains always a hitter for average over power over his career…An American league starter in the 60’s… morphing into part-time outfield with the Cards and Pirates and became a Manny Mota type pinch hitter delux…ended career his LA as teammate of Manny...All in all Vic’s best batting averages were with the Buc as the 4th outfielder with Al Oliver, Clemente, and Stargell… Got more playing time when Stargell went to first sacker to replace an ailing Bob Robertson in 1972....started poorly in 1973 a sent to Oakland where he didn't do any better until the playoffs…overall an excellent post season career, with a .323 BA… played playoff games with the Pirates, Oakland, then the Dodgers...Brother of Yo-Yo Davalillo who had 64 ABs for the Washington Senators in 1953 and long standing member of the Havana Sugar Kings.

1 comment:

  1. Was third in the AL in hitting in 1965 for Cleveland hitting.301