Thursday, March 22, 2012

Collection: Jeff Torborg Fleer Greats

Here is my 2004 Fleer Greats autographed card of Jeff Torborg. He played 7 years for the Blue Crew in the 60's- principally as the backup catcher to first Johnny Roseboro then Tom Haller. Although he couldn't hit a lick in the Majors, Torborg did provide the intelligence behind the plate that lead to him being involved in several noteworthy games.

From the Baseball
In California, Torborg found himself on the receiving end of some of the most memorable games in Dodger history. He caught Sandy Koufax's perfect game on September 9, 1965, Bill Singer's no-hitter on July 20, 1970, and the fifth of Don Drysdale's six consecutive 1968 shutouts. Later as an Angel, Torborg caught Nolan Ryan's May 15, 1973 no-hitter.

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