Monday, August 18, 2014

668th Place - Jerry Royster

Card #257

When this card was printed, Royster was entering his last season as a journeyman backup infielder.  What's a bit unusual about this card is that they caught Royster in a Yankees uniform, despite a mid-season trade from the White Sox.  This is a similar situation from the Bill Gullickson card featured earlier on the blog.  Royster was traded for Ken Patterson, who had a few years of success in the Chicago bullpen.

Since his playing days Royster has managed the Milwaukee Brewers and was the third base coach during Bobby Valentine's ill-fated run with the Red Sox.  He's now coaching a high school team in Los Angeles. 

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