Thursday, December 24, 2009

#29 Rocky Bridges

1961 Topps

Everett Lamar Bridges
Bats: Right , Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8" , Weight: 175 lb.
Born: August 7, 1927 in Refugio, TX

Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Angels on January 10, 1961.

Late inning defensive replacement for Steve Bilko, but played third base at Wrigley Field, LA on April 29, 1961. In one at bat in the seventh he struck out.

In 84 games hit .240.
Played his final professional Major League game on October 1, 1961 and was later released on October 19, 1961.
Was an Angels coach from 1962-1963 and again from 1968-1971.

Bridges had an 11-year career in American Major League Baseball from 1951 to 1961. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals of the National League, and the Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels of the American League. He appeared at second base, shortstop, third base and, occasionally, in the outfield.
Bridges had a career batting average of .247 and never hit more than 5 home runs or stole more than 6 bases in a season. Nevertheless, he was elected to the American League All-Star team in 1958.
Custom Signature card

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