Virgil Trucks

Nominated by: Jimi Thayer

Career Stats

 

Why did Jim Thayer nominate Virgil Trucks for the HOM?

2X All-Star (1949, 1954) 2X World Series champion (1945, 1960) MLB strikeout leader (1949) Trucks missed two seasons due to military service in World War II and was discharged from the Navy less than two weeks before his start in the second game of the 1945 World Series. Because of the circumstances, the leagues waived the rule requiring players to have been on the team's roster by September 1 to qualify for post-season play. He defeated the Cubs in that game. The only other pitcher to win a post-season game without winning a regular season game is Chris Carpenter of the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals. In 1952, despite a 5 - 19 record, Trucks became just the third major league pitcher to hurl two no-hitters in one season (two others have since matched the feat). Trucks was the uncle of Butch Trucks, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band. He also lived to be 95 years old! In addition, I plan on adding a Virgil Trucks player want list shortly and right now I don't think I own a single card! This can't be too hard to complete right? :)


Card Checklist


YEAR / SET         CARD

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1947	Tip Top		44

1947-66	Exibits		226

1949	Bowman		219

1949	Leaf		5

1950	Bowman		96

1951	Bowman		104

1952	Topps		262

1953	Bowman BW	17

1953	Topps		96

1954	Bowman		198

1955	Bowman		262

1956	Topps		117

1957	Topps		187

1958	Topps		277

1959	Topps		417		



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