Friday, May 22, 2015

Tales of Rollie Sheldon

Rollie Sheldon was brought up very early in his career, had some success, then was bounced around before his last major league game in 1966. That doesn't mean his transaction list is done! No Sir!

There's the matter of this card (from Check Out My Cards) from the 1969 set that has him on the Pilots.

Sheldon was on the Seattle AAA team the year before and in spring training with them for the 1969 opener. He didn't make the team and was sent to AAA Vancouver. From there he continues to travel:

The May 9, 1969 Toledo Blade has a deal the Toledo MudHens made (On May 8) purchasing Sheldon and Bob Lasko. Sheldon reported to Toledo and played there for awhile before heading to
the White Sox system.

He then went to the Padres system in 1970. More mysteries to uncover!

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty sure there's at least one Sheldon reference in Ball Four.