Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bill Virdon #144

A stern shot of the former Pirates centerfielder who was managing the Astros back in 1981. This is clearly a posed spring training shot.  Virdon who was about 50 years old in this shot and he recently turned 80. Again this is another great card from the set that gives you a nice shot of the team logo and that Florida blue sky.

Bill managed the 1972 Pirates and 1980 Astros probably the best 2 teams for those clubs between 1970-1981. Did you know that Bill's teams won 231 games and lost 231 games between 1975 and 1977 (he managed the Yankees and Astros). Bill was also managing the Yankees the year Derek Jeter was born (1974).

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