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Friday, August 31, 2012
Vintage Fridays: Jim Brideweser, 1957 Topps #382
Jim Brideweser was one of the first men to play for both the Orioles and the Yankees. A World War II veteran, he wore pinstripes from 1951-1953, batting .327 in 49 at-bats spanning 51 games. He was traded to the O's in their 1954 debut season in Baltimore and batted .265 with very little power and a handful of walks in a career-high 204 at-bats. After being dealt to the White Sox (and then the Tigers) Jim played his final year in the majors back with the Birds in 1957. In 91 games, the infielder hit .268 with a .362 on-base percentage. He also hit his one and only career home run, a three-run shot off of Boston's Frank Sullivan, on May 24.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.