Rod Gaspar

Rodney Earl Gaspar
Batted: Both
Threw: Right
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Born: April 3, 1946 in Long Beach, CA
Drafted: 2nd round 1967 by the Mets
Departed: sent to the San Diego Padres to complete an earlier deal, October 1970; the Mets had traded a player to be named later (Gaspar) to the Padres for
Ron Herbel

 

Quick—who was the Opening Day right fielder for the 1969 Miracle Mets? Ron Swoboda, right? No. Then it must be Art Shamsky … wrong again! Meet Rod Gaspar. Known for his defensive ability in the outfield, the only big-league season that Rod got as many as 20 at-bats just happened to be with the 1969 Amazins, which endeared him to baseball fans for the rest of the century. He's shown here on an autographed 1994 Spectrum Miracle of '69 card.

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BATTING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

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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1969 *METS* 118 215 26 49  6  1  1  14 60  7  3 19 25   2   
7  1 .313 .279 .228
1970 *METS*  11  14  4  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0  4  1   0   0  0 .067 .000 .000
1971 S D NL  16  17  1  2  0  0  0   2  2  0  1  3  3   0   0  0 .250 .118 .118
1974 S D NL  33  14  4  3  0  0  0   1  3  0  0  3  4   0   0  0 .389 .214 .214
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METS TOTALS 129 229 30 49  6  1  1  14 60  8  3 23 26   2   7  1 .298 .262 .214
OTHER CLUBS  49  31  5  5  0  0  0   3  5  0  1  6  7   0   0  0 .316 .161 .161
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CAREER TOTS 178 260 35 54  6  1  1  17 65  8  4 29 33   2   7  1 .301 .250 .208

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This is a list of the Rod Gaspar 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.

1970 Topps #371

1971 Topps #383

1975 Caruso Hawaii Islanders #6

1989 Susan Rini 1969 Mets Postcards #12

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #136

1994 Ron Lewis '69 Mets 25th Anniversary Postcards #15 (02767 of 25,000)
1994 Spectrum Miracle of '69 #25
1994 Spectrum Miracle of '69 #25
(autographed)

Other Rod Gaspar memorabilia in my collection:

unlicensed Craig Woodcock postcard (autographed)

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