Tuesday, January 20, 2015

# 635 Don Money

In 1972, Don about to enter his last season as a Phillie….often perceived as Phillies prospect but was actually signed by the Pirates…did a three year stint in the Bucs farm system…Traded to Phils organization for 1968 season…Spent year in San Diego AAA PCL club…Broken in the big club for 1969 as part of a youth movement…Played regularly but struggled at the plate hitting .229…Sophomore season was huge improvement representing career high BA…Improvement was attributed to choking up on the bat…Also moved to third that year to make way for Larry Bowa…  Mostly remained at 3rd for the remainder of career…Unfortunately BA suffered in 1971 and 1972…The trade to Brewers made him a mainstay in the infield for next 10 years…Lead AL in double plays and putouts at third….Was a four time Milwaukee all star representative…Played in Brewtown for 11 years, hitting .270 for the club…A line drive hitter but in 1977 hit 25 home runs and drove in 83 runs for career bests…Remains in the Brewer top ten of career At Bats, runs scored, total bases and doubles.   

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