Monday, September 28, 2009

1953 Topps #5, Joe Dobson

Joe Dobson placed #54 on a 2007 blogger list of top 100 all-time Red Sox, between 3-time World Series champ Duffy Lewis and 1967 Cy Young winner Jim Lonborg. He won 137 career games, 106 with Boston.

Today's card pictures Joe after his best of three Chicago seasons. The 14-10 record looks pedestrian, but a career-best WHIP of 1.116 led to a 2.51 ERA and made life much easier on the offense.

Card front

Card back

Before we forget about Mr. Lonborg, when old-time folks talk about old-time baseball, they mean things like this quote from his Wikipedia profile.

"After retiring, Lonborg attended the Tufts University Dental School and has worked as a dentist in Hanover, Massachusetts since."

I propose that 2009 MLB rosters do not contain many future dentists.

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