Monday, December 9, 2013

Have You Met...? Gordon and Ed

At the last card show I attended, which was a few Sundays ago at this point, I found a couple of '60s Mets that were lacking from my All-Time Mets Project list.

1967 Topps

A former All-Star with the Red Sox, Ed Bressoud played his sole season with the Mets in 1966.  The Los Angeles native slugged 10 homers with 49 RBIs in 133 games with the Amazins that season.  During his time in Boston, Bressoud led all major league shortstops with 20 homers in 1963 and earned a spot on the AL All-Star squad in '64.  Bressoud played his final big league games in 1967 as a member of the Cardinals.

1966 Topps

Gordon Richardson cut his teeth as a big leaguer for the World Champion Cardinals in 1964, appearing in a pair of World Series games for the Redbirds.  He was dealt to the Mets in December '64 along with Johnny Lewis in exchange for Elio Chacon and Tracy Stallard.  Primarily a reliever, Richardson pitched a pair of seasons for the Mets before retiring after the '67 season.


1 comment:

  1. Gordie Richardson's claim to Mets trivia fame was that he was the last Met to wear #41 before Tom Seaver.