Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Brooklyn Dodgers/Robins American Caramel Card - Emil Meusel

Featured here is another Brooklyn Dodger vintage Baseball card in my collection.  This time I show a 1927 American Caramel card of Emil "Irish" Meusel.  He played for the Brooklyn Robins (as they were known back then) in 1927, his last season in the Majors.  BTW, he was a California boy.  He was born in Oakland and died in Long Beach in 1963.

Overall, Meusel has an able hitter.  He batted a career .310 over 11 season.  His career OPS was .813, OPS+ of 118, and drove in 819 runs.  In 1923 he lead the league in RBI's with 125, and once placed 12th in MVP voting in 1925.  As a Giant he starred in 4 consecutive World Series, helping win 2 championships for them. Of note, he played opposite his younger brother, Bob, in three consecutive Fall Classics from 1921 to 1923.

Below are his career stats, via Baseball Reference:

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