Some ramblings about major (and minor) league baseball in the mid-to-late 1960s, with an emphasis on my hometown Philadelphia Phillies. -- 26-SEP-2009
Bailey stunk for the Dodgers. They basically gave him to Montreal. But he was a good on-base guy with a little power.
Fireblossom,How nice that you chose an obituary post to rip a player!The Dodgers traded an over-the-hill Maury Wills for Bailey and rookie SS Gene Michael. Bailey was a backup, and Michael only lasted 1 season with LA. Blame the Dodgers for this deal - one of several during this time that backfired. A year later, they traded 2 good relievers (Ron Perranoski and Bob Miller) and their starting catcher to the Twins for Jim Grant (who did very little and was gone in the expansion draft after 1 year) and Zoilo Versalles (who was an outright bust). "Zorro" was selected by the Padres in the expansion draft, and even THEY didn't keep him!
I've always chuckled a bit about Bob Bailey cards. When I first started collecting, my parents bought my cards and Becketts from a small neighborhood grocery owned by a very nice gentleman of the same name.
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