Saturday, February 20, 2010

1967 Topps Mickey Lolich Detroit Tigers

Today is February 20, 2010 and one of my best friends, Jim Zylstra, is getting married on this day. In honor of the special occasion, I am displaying a 1967 Topps Autograph Baseball card that was given to me from Jim. It is star pitcher Mickey Lolich of the Detroit Tigers. Card number 88 in the 1967 Topps Baseball set of 609 cards.

Jim was able to get this card autographed for me at a charity function that he attended and Mickey Lolich was there signing. Mickey Lolich signed the card in a bold blue sharpie. Thank you Jim and Mickey.

Mickey Lolich's career spanned 16 seasons from 1963 to 1979. He pitched most of his career for the Detroit Tigers, but also pitched for the New York Mets and San Diego Padres, where he ended his playing days in the major leagues. Mickey's career statistics include 217 wins, a 3.44 earned run average and 2832 strikeouts. A three time All-Star in 1969, 1971 and 1972, Mickey also won the 1968 World Series MVP award for the Detroit Tigers. During the 1968 World Series, Mickey won three games and allowed 5 runs in those complete games. Always a very consistent performer, Mickey won at least 14 games in 10 consecutive seasons and strikeout 200 batters in seven seasons.

Mickey Lolich ranks among the Tigers' all time leaders in many categories, including the following:
  • 2,679 strikeouts is #1 on the Tigers all time list
  • 39 shutouts is #1 on the Tigers all time list
  • 459 games started is #1 on the Tigers all time list
  • 329 home runs allowed is #1 on the Tigers all time list

Here is the great story about Mickey Lolich, just click here.

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