Comments on: Card of the Week: 1955 Topps #17 Bobby Hofman http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7223 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7223/comment-page-1#comment-29940 Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:52:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7223#comment-29940 Instead of using Play Index, use Situational Records under Team Games Reports. The 1908 Cardinals do indeed have the record for taking the collar, while the 1963 Mets tied the 1909 Senators for second at 30. The Senators lost only 29 of those 30 shutouts, so I guess there was a scoreless tie in there.

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By: Pete http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7223/comment-page-1#comment-29819 Sun, 11 Jul 2010 05:43:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7223#comment-29819 Thanks for the Kekich/Peterson info....I would definitely love to see a movie about that.

I will always love the 1974 baseball cards, because that is the year when I started collecting.

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By: John Q http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7223/comment-page-1#comment-29815 Sun, 11 Jul 2010 03:57:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7223#comment-29815 I'm always amazed at the quality of the illustrations on these 1950's Topps' cards. They're just beautiful looking cards.

There's a bunch of really nice illustrations on the 1953 set. The one of Jackie Robinson with the elevated train in the background is one of my favorites.

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By: Fireworks http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7223/comment-page-1#comment-29806 Sat, 10 Jul 2010 23:41:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7223#comment-29806 Also, it wasn't a wife/family swap--it was a life trade!!!

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By: Fireworks http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7223/comment-page-1#comment-29805 Sat, 10 Jul 2010 23:36:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7223#comment-29805 @1,2 Peterson is still with his wife. Supposedly the story is going to be made into a movie with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

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By: Thomas http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7223/comment-page-1#comment-29794 Sat, 10 Jul 2010 19:30:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7223#comment-29794 I was surprised not to see Biggio on this list.... but looking at his page, he seems to have just switched between seasons...

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By: Mr. Dave http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7223/comment-page-1#comment-29787 Sat, 10 Jul 2010 17:28:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7223#comment-29787 This set and the 1953 Bowman Color set were my two favorites of the 50's. Both were nicely designed, clean sets.

Looking at Hofman's career fielding stats, it doesn't seem that he was overly great at any one position, but the Giants realized he had a good stick. It's too bad for him that he didn't come around twenty years later, where he could have been a DH.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7223/comment-page-1#comment-29760 Sat, 10 Jul 2010 13:48:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7223#comment-29760 That's a well-known (but indeed very strange) story. They also swapped kids, in the sense that the kids continued to live with their own mothers. Peterson ended up marrying Kekich's wife while the romance between Kekich and Peterson's wife didn't work out. I don't know if Peterson and the former Mrs. Kekich are still married today.

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By: Pete http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7223/comment-page-1#comment-29758 Sat, 10 Jul 2010 13:40:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7223#comment-29758 I have my cards packed away, but one of my favorites was from 1974. On the back of the card, there was a cartoon and a 'fun fact' about the player. On either Fritz Peterson's card or Mike Kekich's card, the 'fun fact' was that he swapped wives with the other player. What a funny thing to put on a baseball card.

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