George Altman

George Lee "Big George" Altman
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Born: March 20, 1933 in Goldsboro, NC
Signed: 1955 by the Chicago Cubs
Acquired: traded from the St. Louis Cardinals with
Bill Wakefield for Roger Craig, November 1963
Departed: traded to the Cubs for
Billy Cowan, January 1965

 

George was a power-hitting outfielder for the Cubs, who, like so many early Mets, was just about completely used up by the time he reached New York. After his playing days in the major leagues were over, though, he went to Japan and became one of their biggest stars for nearly a decade, not retiring until he was in his early 40s. Pictured below is his card from the 1962 Topps Baseball Bucks set; the one here at the top is from 1964 Topps Stand-Ups.

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BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H  2B 3B  HR RBI   TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1959 Chi NL 135  420  54 103  14  4  12  47  161  1  0  80  34   7   6  1 .312 .383 .245
1960 Chi NL 119  334  50  89  16  4  13  51  152  4  3  67  32   1   2  3 .330 .455 .266
1961 Chi NL 138  518  77 157  28 12  27  96  290  6  2  92  40   4   4  7 .353 .560 .303
1962 Chi NL 147  534  74 170  27  5  22  74  273 19  7  89  62   5   0  2 .393 .511 .318
1963 StL NL 135  464  62 127  18  7   9  47  186 13  4  93  47   2   2  6 .339 .401 .274
1964 *METS* 124  422  48  97  14  1   9  47  140  4  2  70  18   1   2  2 .262 .332 .230
1965 Chi NL  90  196  24  46   7  1   4  23   67  3  2  36  19   0   1  0 .302 .342 .235
1966 Chi NL  88  185  19  41   6  0   5  17   62  2  2  37  14   0   2  0 .276 .335 .222
1967 Chi NL  15   18   1   2   2  0   0   1    4  0  0   8   2   0   0  0 .200 .222 .111
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METS TOTALS 124  422  48  97  14  1   9  47  140  4  2  70  18   1   2  2 .262 .332 .230
OTHER CLUBS 867 2669 361 735 118 33  92 356 1195 48 20 502 250  19  17 19 .340 .448 .275
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CAREER TOTS 991 3091 409 832 132 34 101 403 1335 52 22 572 268  20  19 21 .329 .432 .269

 

JAPANESE BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H  2B 3B  HR RBI   TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1968 Tok PL 139  531  84 170  33  1  34 100  307  8  5  80  43   5   0  7 .372 .578 .320
1969 Lot PL 129  457  65 123  25  2  21  82  215  9  1  64  33   3   0  7 .318 .470 .269
1970 Lot PL 122  426  66 136  19  1  30  77  247  3  2  50  44   5   1  5 .385 .580 .319
1971 Lot PL 114  388  56 124  15  2  39 103  260  2  2  53  38   2   1  6 .378 .670 .320
1972 Lot PL 112  384  46 126  27  1  21  90  218  4  1  29  55   3   0  7 .410 .568 .328
1973 Lot PL 120  365  54 112  17  1  27  80  212  4  5  30  62   2   1  3 .407 .581 .307
1974 Lot PL  85  271  48  95  15  2  21  67  177  1  6  17  48   1   1  6 .442 .653 .351
1975 Han CL 114  361  33  99  12  1  12  57  149  0  2  37  30   2   0  4 .330 .413 .274
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CAREER TOTS 935 3183 452 985 163 11 205 656 1785 31 24 360 353  23   4 45 .378 .561 .309

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This is a list of the George Altman cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1962 Topps Baseball Bucks

1959 Topps #512

1960 Topps #259

1961 Post #195

1962 Jay Publishing Chicago Cubs
1962 Post #187a
(ends with parenthesis)
1962 Topps #240

1962 Topps Baseball Bucks

1963 Jell-O #171
1963 Topps #357

1964 Topps #95
1964 Topps Stand-Ups

1965 Topps #528

1963 Salada/Junket Coins

1966 Topps #146

1967 Topps #87

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #9

2013 Topps Heritage 50th Anniversary Buybacks (1964 Topps #95)

2016 Topps Heritage 50th Anniversary Buybacks (1967 Topps #87)
2016 Topps Heritage Real Ones Autographs #ROA-GA
(autographed)

Other George Altman memorabilia in my collection:

1963 Salada/Junket All-Star Coins
autographed 3 x 5 index card

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