Monday, January 30, 2012

January 30

1969 Topps #222 - Duane Josephson

On this day in 1997, Duane Josephson passed away at the age of 54.

Duane signed with the Chicago White Sox before the 1964 season and made his MLB debut with the Pale Hose on September 15, 1965. Josephson's best season came in 1968, when he posted career-highs in hits (107), doubles (16), triples (6), RBI (45), games (128), and was selected to the All-Star Game.

Duane was traded to the Boston Red Sox before the 1971 season. He was forced to retire during the 1972 season, due to pericarditis.

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