2009 Topps Vada Pinson

Vada Pinson was a very good player overshadowed by one of the greatest of his generation, Frank Robinson. In his first full season in the majors, Pinson led the NL in doubles and runs scored and made the All-Star team. He followed that with another All-Star appearance in 1960, leading the NL once again in doubles. Twice Pinson led the NL in triples and twice in hits, and finished third in MVP voting in 1961. Pinson had more than 2700 hits in 18 seasons, over 1800 of those coming in 11 seasons in Cincinnati. He also played with the Cardinals, Indians, Angels and Royals. He died of a stroke in 1995.

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Posted on November 29, 2009, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Pinson was better than a very good player. he was at on time early in his career considered the second best player in the National league behind only Mays. The reds traded Frank Robinson in 66 and kept Pinson. In my humble view, he is the best player eligible for the hall and not in. He is on many peoples top 5 list for deserving enshirnment.

  2. I concure. Pinson was a tremendous player. He is much more deserving of Cooperstown than many who are there.

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