Thursday, July 31, 2014

#681 Bobby Pfeil

Second consecutive “never appeared in MLB game again” card, Bobby Pfeil last MLB at bat was with the Phillies in 1971…However short his career, he was involved in the history of 1969 Miracle Mets…Called up to replace Bud Harrelson…statistics were not spectacular but he impressed Gil Hodges with  fundamentals and intelligence…best fielding third baseman that year…Did not appear in the historic post season…Started 1970 in AAA Tidewater…. Traded mid season to the Phillies who hauled him cross country to Eugene…Made the parent club for 1971….Little used but versatile… line drive hitter with very occasional power…oddly enough hit two home runs off Larry Dierker in the same game….the game was also unusual because he played catcher for the entire game for the first time ever…Acquired by the Red Sox for 1972, he finished his playing days at AAA Louisville. 

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