Saturday, May 23, 2009

1976 Topps #86 - Mike Tyson

  • When I see the name Mike Tyson, I think of this guy, not the boxer.
  • Mike Tyson had a 10-year career with the Cardinals and the Cubs. He came up with the Cardinals in September 1972. He must have had a good glove -- he never batted above .245 in the minors before coming up to the bigs to stay in 1973.
  • Mike's best year was probably 1975 when he batted .266 in 368 at-bats. He batted .286 in 1976, but he only had 245 at-bats.
  • Tyson was traded to the Cubs for Donnie Moore after the 1979 season. He played for the Cubs for two years, then was released in spring training of 1982.
  • His son, Torre Tyson, manages the Charleston RiverDogs (the Yankee A minor league team).

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