Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

1976 Topps #479 - Bobby Mitchell

  • Bobby  Mitchell was signed  by the Boston Red Sox in 1965. Mitchell played in the Red Sox system from 1965-1968 and didn't put up very impressive hitting stats. He did steal 42 bases for AAA Louisville in 1968. After the 1968 season Mitchell was drafted by the New York Yankees in the Rule 5 draft. Bobby played in 67 games for AAA Syracuse in 1969 and batted .328.  Mitchell started the 1970 season in Syracuse and had two short stints with the Yankees in July and September. Bobby batted .227 in 22 at bats for the Yankees in 1970. 
  • Mitchell started the 1971 season in Syracuse and was traded with Frank Tepedino to the Milwaukee Brewers for Danny Walton on June 7. Bobby batted .182 in 35 games for the Brewers in 1971.
  • Bobby spent the 1972 season with AAA Evansville and batted .381 in 77 games. In 1973 Mitchell started with Evansville and was brought up to the Brewers in July. He was used as a backup outfielder and occasional DH by the Brewers. Bobby batted .223 in 130 at bats for the Brewers in 1973.
  • Mitchell batted .243 in 173 at bats in 1974. In 1975 Bobby batted .249 in 229 at bats. He played in his last major league game on September 28, 1975 and went to Japan to play for the Nippon Ham Fighters from 1976-1979.

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