Wednesday, December 26, 2012

1951 Topps Red Back #40 - Mike Garcia

Mike Garcia (b. 1923 - d. 1986) played in the majors from 1948 to 1961 for the Indians, White Sox and Senators.  He had a career record of 142-97, 3.27 ERA and 1,117 strikeouts.  He won 20 or more games twice in his career and won 18 or more game 4 times.  He led the AL in ERA twice (1949 and 1954).  He finished as high as 9th in the AL MVP voting (1952) and was a 3-time All Star.  He only played in one game for the 1948 World Champion Indians and did not appear in any games during that World Series.

Deceased: 32

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