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bob delgreco (del greco), 1963 topps #282, KC A's

Player: Del Greco, Bobby

Card: 1963 Topps #282

Position: CF

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"All (Bobby) Del Greco has to do is hit a little better, and he'll be one of the greatest. There isn't a better fielder anywhere." - Philadelphia Phillies Manager (1960-1968) Gene Mauch in The Daily Times (08/25/1960, Bobby Del Greco, Page 22)

Robert George DelGreco (Del Greco) (April 7, 1933 – October 13, 2019) was an American professional baseball outfielder, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for six teams during the 1950s and 1960s, including the Pittsburgh Pirates (1952 and 1956), St. Louis Cardinals (1956), Chicago Cubs (1957), New York Yankees (1957–58), Philadelphia Phillies (1960–61 and 1965), and Kansas City Athletics (1961–63).

DelGreco grew up in Pittsburgh's Hill District and was signed by the hometown Pirates. They traded him to the Cardinals on May 17, 1956, in a deal that brought center fielder Bill Virdon to Pittsburgh.

After spending most of 1957 with the seventh-place Cubs and in Triple-A, Bobby was acquired by the pennant-winning Yankees, on September 10. He was a light-hitting, speedy, and defensively-sound player. The Yankees used him to fill in for Mickey Mantle in the late innings, but DelGreco did not appear in the 1957 World Series, won by the Milwaukee Braves in seven games.

After a minor-league stint in 1964, he played his last MLB game for the Phillies, in May 1965 and retired from baseball after the 1966 campaign.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen, and Wikipedia)

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Bobby DelGreco is part of the Philadelphia Phillies Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop


Bobby is also part of the New York Yankee Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop


He is also part of the Pittsburgh Pirates Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop


DelGreco is also part of the St. Louis Cardinals Players Tour – Go to the Next Stop


Bobby is also part of the Chicago Cubs Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop


Bobby is also part of the Athletics Player Tour – Go To the Next Stop


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