Mike Vail

Michael Lewis Vail
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: November 10, 1951 in San Francisco, CA
Drafted: 4th round 1971 by the St. Louis Cardinals
Acquired: traded from the Cardinals with
Jack Heidemann for Ted Martinez, December 1974
Departed: claimed on waivers by the Cleveland Indians, March 1978

 

His long hitting streak as a rookie had the Mets hoping for great things from Mike, but they were disappointed eventually (although he went on to hit a combined .314 in the next three years following his trade away from New York).  Random stat: In twenty career stolen base attempts, was successful only three times.  Here he is on his 1977 Topps card; other cards are pictured below.

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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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1975 *METS*  38  162  17  49  8  1  3  17  68  0  0  37  9   0   0  0 .339 .420 .302
1976 *METS*  53  143   8  31  5  1  0   9  38  0  1  19  6   0   0  3 .243 .266 .217
1977 *METS* 108  279  29  73 12  1  8  35 111  0  7  58 19   2   0  3 .310 .398 .262
1978 2teams  88  214  17  68  8  3  4  35  94  1  2  33  4   0   1  3 .326 .439 .318
1979 Chi NL  87  179  28  60  8  2  7  35  93  0  2  27 14   0   0  2 .379 .520 .335
1980 Chi NL 114  312  30  93 17  2  6  47 132  2  5  77 14   1   1  0 .330 .423 .298
1981 Cin NL  31   31   1   5  0  0  0   3   5  0  0   9  0   0   0  0 .161 .161 .161
1982 Cin NL  78  189   9  48 10  1  4  29  72  0  0  33  6   0   0  2 .274 .381 .254
1983 2teams  52   79   6  19  3  0  2   7  28  0  0  17  8   2   0  0 .326 .354 .241
1984 L A NL  16   16   1   1  0  0  0   2   1  0  0   7  1   0   0  0 .118 .063 .063
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METS TOTALS 199  584  54 153 25  3 11  61 217  0  8 114 34   2   0  6 .302 .372 .262
OTHER CLUBS 466 1020  92 294 46  8 23 158 425  3  9 203 47   3   2  7 .319 .417 .288
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CAREER TOTS 665 1604 146 447 71 11 34 219 642  3 17 317 81   5   2 13 .313 .400 .279

 

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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1978 Cle AL  14   34   2   8  2  1  0   2  12  1  1   9  1   0   1  1 .250 .353 .235
1978 Chi NL  74  180  15  60  6  2  4  33  82  0  1  24  3   0   0  2 .341 .456 .333
1983 S F NL  18   26   1   4  1  0  0   3   5  0  0   7  0   1   0  0 .185 .192 .154
1983 Mon NL  34   53   5  15  2  0  2   4  23  0  0  10  8   1   0  0 .387 .434 .283

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This is a list of the Mike Vail 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.

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1976 Hostess

1979 Topps

1975 Stewart Sandwiches Tidewater Tides

1976 Hostess #55
1976 SSPC #534
1976 Topps #655

1977 Topps #246

1978 Topps #69

1979 Topps #663

1980 Topps #343

1981 Donruss #554a (1980 highlight begins "After")
1981 Donruss #554b
(1980 highlight begins "Traded")
1981 Fleer #311
1981 Topps #471

1982 Coca-Cola Reds

1982 Coca-Cola Cincinnati Reds #22
1982 Fleer #84
1982 Topps #194

1983 Donruss #597
1983 Fleer #605
1983 Mother's Cookies San Francisco Giants #19
1983 Topps #554
1983 Topps Traded #119T

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1983 Mother's Giants

1984 Fleer

1984 Fleer #290
1984 Fleer Update #U-122
1984 Nestlé #766
1984 O-Pee-Chee #143
1984 Topps #766
1984 Topps Traded #124T
1984 Topps Traded Tiffany #124T

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #417

2009 SecureHorizons by UnitedHealthcare All-Time Norfolk/Tidewater Tides (blue deck, jack of diamonds)

2014 Topps 75th Anniversary Buybacks (1979 Topps #663)

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