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!


  1. Over 50 years in baseball!! Those guys amaze me. Bill had some pretty decent numbers! Keep up the great work Troll.

  2. Anyone with Virdon cards can send them to me....