Sunday, April 19, 2015

1950 Bowman #10: Tommy Henrich, New York Yankees, OF

Tommy Henrich was already an old-timer in 1950, playing in his final MLB season, which began with the Yanks in 1937.  He was an All-Star during each of his final four years between 1946-1950, but made the team for the first time in 1942 before serving 3 years in the military during WWII.  Henrich hit Triples and scored Runs, which probably means he was relatively fast.  He was nicknamed "Old Reliable", and "The Clutch".  He appeared in four different World Series with the New York in 1938, 1941, 1947, and 1949--all victories.  Henrich remained on the ballot for the Hall-of-Fame between 1952-1970, earning over 20% of the voting during his peak year.

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