Thursday, March 5, 2015

1961 Post #121 Pancho Herrera

Phillies 3, Yankees 1
Spring Training Game 2 - Wednesday Afternoon, March 4th in Tampa
Record - 1-0-1

One Sentence Summary:  Odubel Herrera and Hector Neris shined in the team's first victory of the spring.

What It Means:  I wish I was in Florida right now.

What Happened:  Herrera went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and three stolen bases.  Neris pitched two scoreless innings while striking out two.  Kevin Slowey made his first start of the spring, pitching two scoreless innings and allowing a single to Alex Rodriguez who was making his first appearance in a game since the 2013 season due to his season-long ban for PED use.

Featured Card:  If Herrera makes the team, he'll become the second player with that surname to have played for the Phillies.  Pancho Herrera played for the Phillies between 1958 and 1961 and this is his deftly perforated card from the 1961 Post set.


Steve F. said...

If he makes the team, what are the chances that Topps Heritage will do a super-short-print error card of him leaving off the "a" in his last name? (It would have been a no-brainer in the 2007 Heritage set in the style of the 1958 Topps set.)

Jim said...

Now that would be clever!