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Thursday, October 10, 2013
Ebay Pickup - 1963 AP Photo of Virgil Trucks
I had recently seen a photo of that 1960 Pirates team celebrating their World Series win and wondered to myself if I could see him in the photo. I don't believe he is visible in the photo I was thinking of because he was a bullpen coach and apparently a that time didn't have a uniform number (according to Baseball Almanac). In this photo, which was taken in 1963, it looks like his uniform number is 10. A quick check to the Wikipedia page (and we know how accurate they are) confirms that he wore #10 that season. A check to the 1960 team shows no uniform number for him. Oh well. I think I might look into figuring out some more information on the 1960 Pirates and see if I can find anything of Mr. Trucks with that team. I know there is now a great film copy of Game 7 of that World Series that was discovered a few years ago in Bing Crosby's former wine cellar (really, where else would you look for that?).
This adds one more cool piece to my Virgil Trucks collection. Just when I thought I had about tapped out my options with that collection, I was able to find something else to add. This is something that always makes me happy.