I created the skeleton of this post on September 24th and it has been staring at me ever since. I want to get this knocked off before the holidays start to ramp up. As it is, I have not added any more signed Fleer cards to my collection since Jimmie Foxx. Not surprising, of course, as I knew I was looking at reduced activity after splashing out for the Foxx. I've picked up a few things here and there, but nothing noteworthy.
So, here is the 39th card in my signed 1961 Fleer project:
- His major league career was effectively over after 1950, with him pitching only 3 ineffective innings for Cleveland in 1951. He did however continue pitching in the minor leagues through 1955.
- From 1953 through 1962, he managed in the Cincinnati minor league system. During his stint as a manager, he led such notable players as Pete Rose, Jim Wynn, and Lee May.
- After leaving baseball behind, he worked for the Schlitz Brewing Company for 15 years.
- He was buried with a baseball in his left hand.