Baseball Card Friday: Smoky Burgess 19631963 is one of my favorite years because you get a bonus photo at the bottom and today's card features a great player with a great name.
Smoky Burgess was one of the greatest pinch-hitters in baseball. He held numerous pinch-hitter records many of which were broken by the great Manny Mota. They say Smokey could sleep for eight innings, wake up, hit a frozen rope to right and be back alseep on the bench before it landed in the outfield.
I've got a bunch of Smoky Burgess cards because he has a great name and in most cards he has a giant chaw in it.
Smoky played for 18 seasons making 9 All-star teams and winning a ring with the pirates in 1960. Today is the last day of August but I declare today is...