Thursday, April 26, 2012

Brant Alyea

Sent: 4/13/12
Received: 4/23/12
Time: 10 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: 1971 Topps, 1972 Topps
Item Received: 1971 Topps, 1972 Topps.  Both signed in black ballpoint.

One of the great one-year wonders in Twins history, Alyea platooned with Jim Holt in left field for the Twins 1970 AL West Championship club.  In only 290 plate appearances, he hit .291 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI, putting up an OPS of nearly .900.  He dropped off severely in 1971 (.177 with only two homers in 188 plate appearances).  He split 1972 between the Cardinals and A's and didn't play in the majors again after that.

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