Tuesday, January 12, 2021

#127 Duffy Dyer

Serviceable substitute catcher for most of his career...MLB start was as a third stringer on 1969 miracle Mets....had an extended MLB career around not only because of the high demand for catchers but his excellent handling of pitchers and defensive skills....closest to being a regular was 1972 as he had to step up for an ailing Jerry Grote....with the #1 spot put up several career highs with his bat.....later stops included the Pirates, Expos, and Tigers....Final MLB line was 30 home runs, 178 RBIs, .221 BA over 14 year span....Like so many backstops went into managing after playing...stops included all levels of the minor league....has a 1-7 MLB managing record as three time fill in Resident in the Phoenix area....In recent years has been spending summers in Kenosha Wisconsin managing a College summer league team....real name is Don Robert Dyer for his nickname Duffy was from an old radio program.

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