Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Happy # 75 Joe Rudi

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We say happy birthday to Joe Rudi who was born on this day in 1946.

The Oakland A's won 3 consecutive World Series titles in 1972, 1973 & 1974.   They also won AL West division titles in 1971 and 1975.

The A's had great players, from Reggie Jackson to Catfish Hunter to Rollie Fingers.    All 3 are in the Hall of Fame.

They also had the quiet but extremely reliable Joe Rudi in left field.   

Rudi broke with the A's in 1967 and became a regular in 1970 with a .305 average.    He played left field for the A's until free agency blew up the team after the 1976 season.   

Rudi retired with the Angels after 1982:  .264 career average, 179 HR, 810 RBI & 3 Gold Gloves for his amazing work in left field.

And he made a great catch in game 7 of the 1972 World Series to win the first title!

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