Saturday, August 30, 2014

#676 Danny Cater

Name was often referred to as “Carter”…An above average line drive hitter in a pitcher's era…Primarily a 1st baseman with stints in the outfield…unspectacular but generally consistent…started in the Phillies farm system…got a regular job with the White Sox in 1965 where he hit a career high 14 home runs…Shortly after a slow start in 1966 he was traded to Kansas City A’s…spent most of his career in A’s organization packing up the team’s move to Oakland…Comparatively his best season was 1968 when finished second in AL hitting with an otherwise mediocre .290 mark…Traded to the Yanks for the1970 season…responded with his best statistical season gathering a .301 average and 76 RBI’s…a drop in production during the 1971 season prompted a trade to Boston for Sparky Lyle…Unfortunately for Cater and the Red Sox he flopped dropping his stock… while Lyle became a legend for the Bronx Bombers becoming a pivotal cog in the making today’s closer…Some consider it the worst Boston trade since Babe Ruth…Finished career with a brief appearance with the Cardinals…career stats were 66 home runs, 519 Runs Batted In, and .276 average.

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