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Thursday, December 27, 2012

1951 Topps Red Back #41 - Whitey Lockman

Whitey Lockman (b. 1926 - d. 2009) played in the majors from 1945, 1947 to 1960 for the Giants, Cardinals, Orioles and Reds.  He had 1,658 career hits, 114 home runs and a .279 batting average.  He was an All Star during one season (1952) and finished as high as 14th in the NL MVP voting.  He won the World Series in 1954 with the Giants.

He was the manager of the Cubs from 1972 to 1974 and had a career record of 157-162 (.492 win percentage).

Deceased: 33
Manager:  8
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