Thursday, December 13, 2012

1951 Topps Red Back #28 - Elmer Valo

Elmer Valo (b. 1921 - d. 1998) played in the majors from 1940 to 1943 and 1946 to 1961 for the A's (Philadelphia and Kansas City), Phillies, Dodgers (Brooklyn and LA), Indians, Yankees, Senators and Twins.  I think it is kind of funny, he was with three different teams when they relocated to other cities (A's. Dodgers and Senators/Twins).  He had 1,420 hits, 58 home runs and a .282 batting average over his 20 season career.  He  finished 22nd in the AL MVP voting in 1955.  He appeared on one Hall of Fame ballot (1967), where he received 0.7% of the vote.

Deceased: 22

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