Monday, April 5, 2010

The Nitty Gritty Card of the Day

Tonight's Nitty Gritty Card of the Day or night is from the 1960 Topps set, card #108 of Kansas City Athletics catcher Pete Daley. Daley was traded to KC from Boston in December of 1959 for pitcher Tom Sturdivant. Topps didn't remove or airbrush the B for Boston off of his hat, but on the side picture there is something crudely close to an A drawn on to his hat. Daley played just one year in Kansas City and batted .263 while platooning with Harry Chiti. After the 1960 season he was selected by Washington in the expansion draft. He played for the new Senators in 1961, backing up Gene Green, but he hit below the Mendoza Line and spent 1962 in AAA. All totalled his career lasted from 1955 till 1961 spending his first 5 years in Boston. He batted .239 with 18 homers and 120 RBI over his career. There is just one more day to vote on this blog for the best catcher of all time. The vote for top shortstop is held HERE and the best second baseman ever can be voted on HERE. 50 years LATER!