Wednesday, July 18, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #253 - John Hale

  • John Hale was a backup outfielder for the Dodgers in 1977. He was used mostly as a defensive replacement -- Hale started only three games in the first two  months of the season. In late July Hale was sent to the minors. John really had nothing to prove at the AAA level, but the Dodgers didn't have room for him on their major league roster. On September 2 Hale was placed on waivers and claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays. Hale didn't play for the Blue Jays in 1977--he was sold to the Seattle Mariners on September 14. Hale played two seasons with the Mariners and then finished his career in the minors.
  • 1977 stats:
    • Los Angeles Dodgers: .241, 2 HR, 11 RBI in 79 games (108 AB)
    • Albuquerque Dukes (AAA): .340 in 15 games
  • 1977 highlights:
  • Other card blogs: 1976, 1979

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