Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Daily Conlon: 217 through 225

Here are todays Daily Conlon cards numbered 217 through 225. There are an assortment of players from around the league; including a couple of former Dodgers- George Watkins and Joe Vosmik. The card that I really wanted to focus on, though, is the "Trivia" card of Hall of Famer Mel Ott on the bottom row, far right.

Mell Ott had a 22 year Major League career with the New York Giants. As a result, it shouldn't be surprising that this slugger, with 511 career dingers, would be the answer to this trivia question. Who has hit the most home runs in 1 ballpark? As written on the reverse of the card.
"He hit 323 homers at the Polo Grounds, home of the New York Giants from 1911 until the team moved to San Francisco in 1958... the Polo Grounds were tailor made to his batting style. Only 257' down the right field line, the wall was a chip shot for a left handed hitter with Mel's power and consistency."
Click on the pic below to read more about him.

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