John Milner

John David "Hammer" Milner
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: December 28, 1949 in Atlanta, GA
Drafted: 14th round 1968 by the Mets
Departed: traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a four-team trade, December 1977; the Atlanta Braves sent
Willie Montanez to the Mets; the Texas Rangers sent Adrian Devine, Tommy Boggs, and Eddie Miller to the Braves; the Rangers sent Tom Grieve and a player to be named later (Ken Henderson) to the Mets; the Rangers sent Bert Blyleven to the Pirates; the Pirates sent Al Oliver and Nelson Norman to the Rangers; the Mets sent Jon Matlack to the Rangers
Died: January 4, 2000 in East Point, GA

 

They called him "The Hammer." Okay, he wasn't the second coming of Henry Aaron, but he did share first base with Ed Kranepool for most of the '70s. He's shown here in 1973 World Series action on 1998 Fleer Sports Illustrated World Series Fever. John is also shown below on four cards illustrating the wide variety of creative poses Topps used for their subjects during the 1970s. And below those four appear four more from the '80s.

    

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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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1971 *METS*    9   18   1   3   1  0   0   1    4  0  0   3   0   0   0  0 .167 .222 .167
1972 *METS*  117  362  52  86  12  2  17  38  153  2  1  74  51   5   5  0 .340 .423 .238
1973 *METS*  129  451  69 108  12  3  
23  72  195  1  1  84  62   1   0  5 .329 .432 .239
1974 *METS*  137  507  
70 128  19  0  20  63  207 10  2  77  66   0   0  3 .337 .408 .252
1975 *METS*   91  220  24  42  11  0   7  29   74  1  1  22  33   2   0  0 .302 .336 .191
1976 *METS*  127  443  56 120  25  4  15  78  198  0  7  53  65   0   0  3 .362 .447 .271
1977 *METS*  131  388  43  99  20  3  12  57  161  6  2  55  61   0   0  4 .353 .415 .255
1978 Pit NL  108  295  39  80  17  0   6  38  115  5  0  25  34   0   0  4 .342 .390 .271
1979 Pit NL  128  326  52  90   9  4  16  60  155  3  5  37  53   1   0  6 .373 .475 .276
1980 Pit NL  114  238  31  58   6  0   8  34   88  2  2  29  52   0   1  1 .378 .370 .244
1981 2teams   65  135  12  32   6  0   5  18   53  0  1   9  17   0   1  1 .320 .393 .237
1982 2teams   59   53   6   9   2  0   2  10   17  1  0   5  10   1   0  1 .308 .321 .170
=========================================================================================
METS TOTALS  741 2389 315 586 100 12  94 338  992 20 14 368 338   8   5 15 .339 .415 .245
OTHER CLUBS  474 1047 140 269  40  4  37 160  428 11  8 105 166   2   2 13 .356 .409 .257
=========================================================================================
CAREER TOTS 1215 3436 455 855 140 16 131 498 1420 31 22 473 504  10   7 28 .344 .413 .249

seasons highlighted in blue denote he was selected Rounding Third's Mets Hitter of the Year

SPLIT SEASONS

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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1981 Pit NL   34   59   6  14   1  0   2   9   21  0  0   3   5   0   1  1 .292 .356 .237
1981 Mon NL   31   76   6  18   5  0   3   9   32  0  1   6  12   0   0  0 .341 .421 .237
1982 Mon NL   26   28   1   3   0  0   0   2    3  0  0   2   4   0   0  1 .212 .107 .107
1982 Pit NL   33   25   5   6   2  0   2   8   14  1  0   3   6   1   0  0 .406 .560 .240

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This is a list of the John Milner 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.

1973 Topps

1974 Topps

1975 Topps

1976 Topps

1972 Topps #741 (Rookie Stars)

1973 Topps #4

1974 Topps #234

1975 Dairylea Picture Pak
1975 Hostess #15
1975 SSPC Mets #1
1975 Topps #111
(pictured on Wayne Garrett's card)
1975 Topps #264

1975 Topps Mini #264

1976 SSPC #547
1976 Topps #517

1977 Dairylea Mets Photo Album
1977 Topps #172

1978 Topps #304

1979 Topps #523

1980 Topps

1981 Fleer

1982 Fleer

1983 Fleer

1980 Topps #71

1981 Donruss #377
1981 Fleer #386
1981 Topps #618

1982 Donruss #266
1982 Fleer #197
1982 Topps #638

1983 Fleer #311

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #274

1999 Fleer Sports Illustrated Greats of the Game Autograph Collection (autographed by Bert Campaneris)
1999 Fleer Sports Illustrated Greats of the Game Cover Collection #26

2013 Caesars 1973 Mets (ten of clubs)

2014 Topps 75th Anniversary Buybacks (1980 Topps #71)

 

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