Wednesday, January 2, 2013

1940 Play Ball Phillies - Part 2

1940 Play Ball #99, #100 and #101

Presented here are the next three 1940 Play Ball Phillies cards that entered my collection recently via the "Santa Brings Way Too Many Awesome Baseball Cards to Jim" Christmas tradition, courtesy of my Mom.

Sylvester Johnson enjoyed a 19-year big league career between 1922 and 1940, playing his final 7 seasons with the Phillies.  The back of his Play Ball card lists his position as "pitcher-coach," as Johnson was mainly a pitching coach with the Phils from 1939 to 1941.  The righty went 36-51 over 211 games with the Phillies.

I did a write-up on Hershel Martin a few years ago when I obtained his 1939 Play Ball card.

Infielder Del Young appeared in 309 games with the Phillies between 1937 and 1940, hitting .224.  I also have Young's 1939 Play Ball card in my collection.

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