Larry Hisle… played 14 seasons in the Majors with the Phillies, Twins and Brewers. He was a Topps Rookie All-Star with the Phillies in 1969, was a two-time All-Star, lead the AL in RBI in 1977 and had 3 consecutive seasons with at least 96 RBI before a rotator cuff injury cut short his career.
In 1976, Larry Hisle… was 4th in the AL with 96 RBI.
Do you suppose… That’s Tony Oliva in the background over Larry’s right shoulder? You can’t really see his face, but that could be #6 on his back.
Shea-o-meter: Are you ready for a shock? THIS AIN’T SHEA! It’s original Yankee Stadium.
Pretty sure it’s Shea: 7
Can’t tell: 7
Not Shea: 6
The Twins started wearing powder blue road unis in 1973, and 1973 was the last year for the original Yankee Stadium… So guess which year this photo was taken?
Betcha didn’t know… Larry Hisle was a Cardinal for one month. He was acquired from the Dodgers in October, 1972 and traded to the Twins in November, 1972.
Cardboard History: His 1972 card lists him with the Dodgers, but he spent the entire year in AAA Albuquerque. His 1973 card, which shows him with the Twins, has the same “looking up to the sky so you can’t see the cap logo” photo as the 1972 card.
His 1977 O-Pee-Chee card has the same photo as his 1977 Topps card, but it’s cropped much tighter.