Sunday, November 8, 2015

Weekend TTM Roundup: 11/2-11/7

Received On: 11/6/2015

My only return this week came from Jim Mason. This is actually the second time this year that I sent a request out to a retired player this year, and it's actually my first signed 1975 Topps card.
James Percy Mason was drafted by the Washington Senators in the second round of the 1968 MLB Player Draft. He stayed in the organization long enough to see the org change into the Texas Rangers before his contract was purchased by the New York Yankees.
Known as a weak hitting shortstop, he had a pretty good career year in 1974 where he put up a career high 1.2 bWAR (source). However not long afterwards he regressed back to his career norm and was later taken by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1976 expansion draft. The next year he was traded to the Rangers (his first team) and then to Montreal the next. Must be pretty surreal to say you were a member of the Washington Senators and Montreal Expos today.

Big thanks to Mr. Mason for the awesome autograph.

And as always thank you (the readers) for stopping by. Take care.

2015 TTM Count: 226

Sources:
*http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/masonji01.shtml

4 comments:

  1. If he had a mustache he could almost look Bob Walkish....

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    1. I'm pretty sure you could say the same about a lot of players from the 70's and 80's.

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  2. I wonder how many guys did play for both the Senetors and Expos

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    1. I do as well. Though I can't imagine it'd be a long list. There was quite a gap between the two franchises.

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