May 12, 2012

1976 Topps Traded: The Missing Cards - #48T Joe Ferguson

Ferguson was famous for a few things: his home-run heroics in the 1974 World Series while a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers; his record-setting 1973 season when he made only three errors behind the plate; he had a bazooka for an arm, which helped gun down runners as an outfielder; and there was another athletic Joe Ferguson who was famous at the exact same time. I can think only one other occurrence of this off the top of my head: Eddie Murray, the great slugger for the Baltimore Orioles and Eddie Murray the kicker for the Detroit Lions.

1 comment:

gcrl said...

man, as much as i was a fan of steve yeager's, i might have pulled for joe ferguson more. his strike from right field in the 1974 series is right up there with dave parker's throws in the 1979 all-star game as far as outfield assists go.