Happy Reds birthday, Don Blasingame!

Blasingame

March 16, 1932

How often are a player’s failures noted on his baseball card? In 1962, Topps wrote on the back of Don Blasingame’s card, “Don’s hitting problems have puzzled the baseball experts for the past 2 seasons.” After a string of five decent batting averages with the Cardinals, the second baseman dropped to .235 in his first year with the Giants, then .222 splitting 1961 between San Francisco and Cincinnati. His 1962 Topps card also said, “The Reds feel that Don is going to bounce back in 1962.” Bounce back he did, hitting at a .281 clip.

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