Saturday, May 1, 2010
The Nitty Gritty Card of the Day!
Today's Nitty Gritty Card of the Day comes from 1965 Topps. It is card # 69 of the 1955 Rookie of the Year Bill Virdon. Virdon is one of the great career baseball guys out there. I have met him many times around Pirate City where he still coaches the young outfielders in the organization. Virdon spent 11 years as a player with the Bucs and led the NL in triples and won a Gold Glove in centerfield with them in 1962, in 1960 he was a part of the World Championship team. 1965 was his final full year as a player. He came back to the Bucs as a coach and manager and also managed the Yankees, Astros and Expos. He was named the Manager of the Year twice and also won 2 divisional titles as a skipper. I love this game, I love this hobby! 45 years LATER!