Thursday, April 19, 2012

Don't Blame Ted for These Floating Heads

1963 Topps #1 N.L. League Leaders
  Nope, they aren't the Democrats whose heads the Motor City Madman wants to chop off-just a few guys who believe in the redistribution of baseballs to infielders, outfielders, and various fans in the stands. 


 I've been wanting to pick this card up for sometime now, and finally got a good deal on the 'Bay. You can never go wrong with multiple Hall of Famers on the same card. This one just so happens to feature two of my favorite old-timers.

 The 1963 season would be the twenty-second and final season of Stan Musial's storied career. Musial, who finished third in hitting during the '62 season, would see a precipitous drop in his average in his final season-going from .330 to .255

  Hank Aaron, who finished fifth in the batting race with a .323 average, would go on to an even better season in 1963, as he nearly pulled off the Triple Crown. His 44 Homers tied Willie McCovey for 1st, his 130 RBI led the league, and his average of .319 was third-only 7 percentage points behind leader Tommy Davis.

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