Friday, April 24, 2009

1956 Topps #290 Curt Simmons

For some reason, I think we met Curt Simmons at a baseball card show at some point in the mid-'80s. I could be wrong . . .

This is one of 7 1956 cards delivered by Santa (via Kit Young Cards) in 1994. Curt was the only Phillie included in the lot which contained the Roy Campanella card.

Curt pitched for the Phillies from 1947 to 1950, served our country in the Korean War (missing the 1950 World Series and the 1951 season), and came back to the Phillies from 1952 to 1960. He was an NL All-Star in 1952, 1953 and 1957. Curt ranks in the Phillies' all-time Top 10 for career wins (115), innings pitched (1,939.2), and strikeouts (1,052).

2 comments:

jim said...

Do not recall meeting Simmons...somewhere there is a picture of you and Whitey at OC card show.
Bring back Ocean City

Jim said...

I think I confused Curt Simmons with Don Larson.