Ron Swoboda

Ronald Alan "Rocky" Swoboda
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205 lbs.
Born: June 30, 1944 in Baltimore, MD
Signed: 1963 by the Mets
Departed: traded to the Montreal Expos with Rich Hacker for
Don Hahn, March 1971

 

Ron led the Mets in home runs as a rookie in 1965, and then permanently etched his name into New York history with his famous diving and rolling catch in the '69 World Series. His well-known grin is shown here on a 1971 MLB Official Stamp. Three rare items are among the pieces shown below; a 1968 Topps Action All-Star Sticker panel, a 1969 Citgo coin, and a card cut from a 1969 Transogram box.

  

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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
=====================================================================================
1965 *METS* 135  399  52  91 15  3
19  50 169  2  3 102  33   3   1  2 .291 .424 .228
1966 *METS* 112  342  34  76  9  4  8  50 117  4  2  76  31   5   2  1 .296 .342 .222
1967 *METS* 134  449  47 126 17  3 13  53 188  3  1  96  41   1   0  3 .340 .419 .281
1968 *METS* 132  450  46 109 14  
6 11  59 168  8  1 113  52   4   1  1 .325 .373 .242
1969 *METS* 109  327  38  77 10  2  9  52 118  1  1  90  43   2   1  2 .326 .361 .235
1970 *METS* 115  245  29  57  8  2  9  40  96  2  4  72  40   1   1  2 .340 .392 .233
1971 2teams  93  213  24  55  6  4  2  26  75  0  1  51  38   5   2  1 .381 .352 .258
1972 N Y AL  63  113   9  28  8  0  1  12  39  0  1  29  17   0   1  2 .341 .345 .248
1973 N Y AL  35   43   6   5  0  0  1   2   8  0  0  18   4   0   0  0 .191 .186 .116
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METS TOTALS 737 2212 246 536 73 20 69 304 856 20 12 549 240  16   6 11 .319 .387 .242
OTHER CLUBS 191  369  39  88 14  4  4  40 122  0  2  98  59   5   3  3 .349 .331 .238
=====================================================================================
CAREER TOTS 928 2581 285 624 87 24 73 344 978 20 14 647 299  21   9 14 .324 .379 .242

 

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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1971 Mon NL  39   75   7  19  4  3  0   6  29  0  1  16  11   2   1  0 .364 .387 .253
1971 N Y AL  54  138  17  36  2  1  2  20  46  0  0  35  27   3   1  1 .391 .333 .261

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This is a list of the Ron Swoboda 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.

1966 Topps

1968 Topps

1970 Topps

1971 Topps

1973 Topps

1965 Topps #533 (Mets Rookie Stars; with Dan Napoleon, Jim Bethke, and Tug McGraw)

1966 Topps #35 (All-Star Rookie)
1966 Topps Rub-Offs

1966 Topps Rub-Offs

1968 Topps Action All-Star Stickers

 

 

1969 Transogram

1967 Topps #186 ("Mets Maulers;" with Ed Kranepool)
1967 Topps #264

1968 Topps #114
1968 Topps Action All-Star Stickers (partial panel)

1969 Milton Bradley game card
1969 Sports Collectors MLB Official Photostamps
1969 The News Portfolio of Stars by Stark
reprint
1969 Topps #585
1969 Topps #585
(autographed)
1969 Topps Stamps
1969 Transogram

1970 Topps #431

1971 Dell MLB Official Photostamps
1971 Topps #665

1972 Topps #8

1973 Topps #314

1989 Susan Rini 1969 Mets Postcards #25

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #390

1994 Ron Lewis '69 Mets 25th Anniversary Postcards #30 (02767 of 25,000)
1994 Spectrum Miracle of '69 #9, #53

1997-98 Fleer Million Dollar Moments #35

2001 Danbury Mint 22K Gold Cards #137
2001 Topps American Pie #76
2001 Topps Archives #274
(reprint of 1965 Topps #533)
2001 Topps Archives #353
(reprint of 1973 Topps #314)
2001 Upper Deck Legends of New York #76
2001
Upper Deck Vintage Timeless Teams #NYM-RS (game-used bat)

2002 Topps Archives #167 (reprint of 1967 Topps #264)
2002 Topps Super Teams #93

2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #118
2004 Topps Retired Chrome #TA-RS
(uncirculated; black; autographed)

1969 Citgo coin

2005 Topps Rookie Cup #10

2006 Hero Decks Mets Heroes (nine of clubs)

2008 Topps All-Star Rookie 50th Anniversary #AR38

2013 Panini Golden Age American Caramel Mini Blue Back #79

Other Ron Swoboda memorabilia in my collection: 

1969 Citgo Coin
Danbury Mint
1969 Mets order slip

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