Sunday, July 13, 2008

1953 Topps Project - Post #22

#23 - Toby Atwell - Chicago Cubs

The trend of forgetful players continues here for the 1953 Topps Project. There isn't a whole lot to be said about Toby Atwell. He burst into the league in 1952 with the Cubs, posting an impressive .290 batting average with 31 RBI and 105 hits and earning himself a spot on the National League All-Star team.

Unfortunately for Toby, it was all downhill from there. In the end, he would play only 378 total games over a 5 year span. He would never again achieve the decent production he had in his rookie year. Before the 1953 season had come to a close, he was involved in a multi-player trade that sent him to the Pirates and brought Ralph Kiner to the Chicago Cubs. Just another player with a promising start who didn't pan out...

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