Saturday, August 7, 2010

Cards That Never Were #33

1975 Topps - Jerry Moses

Jerry had a card with the Detroit Tigers in the regular Topps set. He also had a Padres card earlier in this series. Here is the promised White Sox card.

Jerry finished out his career with the Chicago White Sox, with two games in 1975. On July 20th, he entered the game in the eighth inning against the Brewers, pinch hitting for the designated hitter, Jorge Orta. Moses grounded out to the Brewers third baseman, Don Money. On August 9th, Jerry entered the game in the eighth inning, replacing Carlos May at first base. In the bottom of the ninth, he made the most of his last at-bat. After a Jorge Orta home run, Jerry tripled to right field.

Jerry Moses was released by the White Sox on September 11, 1975. In his last MLB at-bat, he accomplished the hardest type of hit, a triple. I'm sure that's something Jerry will always cherish, going out on a high note.


Johngy said...

Another great job.
I had never even seen a picture of Moses in a Sox uniform. That specific picture is perfect for the 75 card, too.

Steve Gierman said...

Thanks! This is the only picture I've ever seen of Jerry in a Sox uniform. Considering he only played three innings in two games, I think that's a miracle in itself.

Anonymous said...

There are some new Moses pics in Padres and White Sox outfits for sale by Topps on eBay!!

Steve Gierman said...

Very cool! I'll have to check those out. :-)

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