Tuesday, April 13, 2010

597 - Mickey Rivers

About This Player
Mickey Rivers played 15 seasons in the Major Leagues and six of them with the Angels.  Known as "Mick the Quick," Rivers only played 30 games in 1973, but established himself as the starting center fielder the following year.  Rivers lead the American League in triples in 1974 and 1975 and in stolen bases in 1975.  Rivers enjoyed his best seasons with the Yankees after being traded for the 1976 season.  With the Yankees, Rivers was a one-time All-Star and played in three World Series.  Rivers spent his final seasons with the Rangers.

About This Card
I like the location of this photo with the big "A" in the background.  Despite the many changes to Angels Stadium since 1973, the big "A" remains a major landmark in Anaheim today.

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