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rudy meoli, 1976 topps #254, angels

Player: Meoli, Rudy

Card: 1976 Topps #254

Position: SS, 3B, 2B

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Rudolph Bartholomew Meoli (born May 1, 1951, in Troy, New York) is a former professional baseball player who played six seasons for the California Angels, Chicago Cubs, and Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball.

Meoli played in seven games as a September call-up in 1971, going 0-3 at the plate while putting in some time pinch-running. He’d spend all of 1972 in the Minors before coming back in 1973, seeing the most action in any one season for his career with 120 games, hitting .223 with career-bests across the board, including runs, hits, doubles, homers, RBIs and walks while playing second, third and shortstop. A part-time player in parts of another four seasons from here on in, he retired after the 1979 season.

In his Letters from Home Plate response, Rudy lists Mickey Mantle as his favorite player growing up, Bert Blyleven as the toughest pitcher he ever faced, and old Yankee Stadium as his favorite park to play in.

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


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

Rudy is also part of the Philadelphia Phillies Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop

View all Rudy’s baseball cards at TCDB

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