Saturday, May 25, 2013

RIP - Gus Triandos

Catching up...

Former major-league catcher Gus Triandos passed away on March 28th, 2013 at age 82.

Triandos' career spanned 1953-65.  He is probably best known as the Orioles' regular catcher from 1955-62 (although he played a lot at 1st base in '55 and '56).

After a year with the Tigers, Gus was traded to the Phillies before the 1964 season, along with pitcher Jim Bunning. He finished up with the Astros in 1965.

 Obituary from the Baltimore Sun

A blog entry about Gus Triandos



Commishbob said...

That '64 card.... listed on Phillies, show on the Tigers, but as far as I'm concerned he's always an Oriole.

Douglas said...

I never had this card but I had it's opposite, Don Demeter in phillies uniform with "Tigers" on top.

Jim from Downingtown said...


I have the Demeter card also. And the 1961 Turk Farrell (with Phillies' cap and Dodgers' nameplate).


Having jumped aboard in 1967 (when Bob Uecker was manning the Phillies' backup catcher slot), my only recollection of Triandos is as a name in the Jim Bunning transaction file.