Wednesday, October 21, 2015

#541 Roger Repoz

A slugging outfielder 1st baseman who could not hit for average enough to go beyond benchplayer….broken in with NYY just as their fortunes began to wane into second division….despite a fast start in 1966 was traded to Kansas City A’s and then California an inconsistent also ran…another second division club…. found greater status, stats, and compensation playing in Japan….not a fast runner but somehow set a MLB record for most at bats without hitting into a double play….going from 1967 to 1970…1970 was also memorable because he hit a career high 18 home runs good for second on the Angels squad….hit .199 in last full season 1971 but had one of the league’s most impressive sideburns.

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