Friday, January 2, 2015

Shea, Miller, Brown and Westlake

Above are #164 Frank Shea, #183 Stu Miller, #184 Hal Brown and #192 Wally Westlake.  Shea would have won the Rookie of the Year Award in 1947 if it had been given in both leagues, as it was he finished third, behind Jackie Robinson and Larry Jansen.  He hurt his arm after that, and never pitched well again.  His was purchased; the others were TTM successes.  It's interesting to read the backs of the cards and notice how many of the players served in the military or had offseason jobs.  It mentions Westlake spent three years in the service, and on the back of Sievers's card, it says he works as an inspector in an automobile plant during the winter.

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