Thursday, November 12, 2009

Name the Game #3 - 1971 Casey Cox

I'm coming off a nasty bought of illness (I say flu, wife says ecoli), and thought I'd post a softball of Name the Game.

Akin to the 1981 Donruss enigma I mentioned in an earlier post, Topps action shots in the 1971 set have the uncanny coincidence of being almost entirely shot in New York. If you look through your binders, you'll notice (almost) every action shot includes a Met or a Yankee. That being said, review of the Casey on the Mound card shows him at the original house that Ruth built.

Note the Visitor's Bullpen

A quick glance at the handy Baseball Reference shows that Casey pitched one game at Yankee Stadium in 1970. July 4th, 1970. Casey had a decent game, but lost 4-2 to the Damn Yankees.

C Cox, L (4-6) 6 6 4 4 1 3 0 4.50 25

And before someone says that's not Yankee Stadium! Yankee Stadium had not undergone renovations or alterations to the outfield until 1974-75.

Note the bullpen between the LF-CF stands & the Monuments in CF

Not a hard game to find, but it does add an added dimension to our favorite baseball cards when we actually know the game in which the picture was taken!

As noted before, I am taking requests (Plunger!) on Name the Games, otherwise I will continue marching through the 1971 set until now!

1 comment:

BrerSkwerl said...

I actually (seriously! Not a Plunger Promise!) was looking for one for you last night, since there was nothing else to do on a rainy holiday, so I'll bring it in at lunch time...

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