Saturday, June 16, 2012

Player Profile: Rick Auerbach

I have four cards of Rick Auerbach. This one is from 1980 Topps.

Playing career: Rick Auerbach was a part-time infielder for the Brewers, Dodgers, Reds and Mariners from 1971 to 1981. A lifetime .220 hitter, he had less than 100 at bats in seven of his eleven seasons. In those seven seasons, he hit under .157 four times and over .326 three times. In the four seasons he topped 100 at bats, he hit between .203 and .220. A more detailed account of his career can be found at Project Baseball 1976.

Where he is now: A farrier (equine hoof specialist) in Calabasas, CA.

My memories: He’s from before my time. Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is fifth when you type Rick Au, between Rick Aukland and Rick Aukland Racing, which refer to a stock car driver. The first two entries when you google Rick Auerbach are not the ballplayer but the former Los Angeles County Assessor.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Don August.

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