Monday, September 8, 2008

#714 Jim Fregosi

Why this card is awesome: Because right behind Fregosi's name, this is the only instance in this set of the older White Sox logo showing the little abstract figure batting. I wonder if this is an older photo and that logo was out of use by 1987, or if we see it here only because this is the only White Sox card in the set showing a warm-up jersey. Oh, Steve? Little help?

Cool stat: Fregosi had long careers as both a player and a manager. He was a good hitter in the first half of his career, and makes this list of the only guys to have at least 220 total bases every year from 1963 to 1970. Check out his company: Yaz, Billy Williams, Santo, Clemente, and Bad Henry. Pretty damned impressive, actually.

Also, check out the pitchers listed below on the back of the card. With that staff, it's a wonder they won any games at all.

1 comment:

White Sox Cards said...

The shirt under the jacket tells me that the photo is from 1987. That's when the Sox stopped using the fan designed apparel and started wearing a scripted lettering across the chest. You can make out some of the lettering on the exposed shirt.

The batter logo was used from 1976 until 1990, in various forms. So, it's possible that a jacket with that logo was worn in 1987.