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Friday, December 13, 2013

Vintage Fridays: Jim Hutto, 1975 SSPC #385

This is Jim Hutto, Jim Hutto's scraggly hair, Jim Hutto's comparatively well-trimmed mustache, and Jim Hutto's wayward tuft of chest hair.

If you require more information, there's this: Hutto was a rookie with the 1970 Phillies, appearing in 57 games and seeing time at first base, catcher, and the outfield corners. He was a zero with the bat: .185/.222/.304 in 101 plate appearances. Philadelphia traded him to the Orioles that offseason along with Grant Jackson, and he spent five of his last six pro seasons with the Rochester Red Wings. In 1975, he was a September call-up and went 0-for-5 with the O's in four games. That was his only major league experience save for that 1970 season. Jim Hutto's legacy as an Oriole is complete, though: he was the last player to wear #33 before Eddie Murray claimed it.

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

On May 2, 1970, both Phillies' catchers Tim McCarver and Mike Ryan broke their hands IN THE SAME INNING.

Hutto finished out the game behind the plate, and the next day both triple-A catchers were recalled. Bullpen coach and former catcher Doc Edwards also un-retired to help get them through the next few months.