Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Hollywood bit players on baseball cards: Part 27

Today's bit player has just one screen credit. In the 1977 sci-fi horror film The Incredible Melting Man, he played a security card who meets a grisly end near the end of the film.

It's former Tigers star Mickey Lolich! A key member of the 1968 World Champs, Lolich won over 200 games in his 13 seasons in Detroit. After 1975 he was traded to the Mets for Rusty Staub. After one season in New York Lolich retired to open a doughnut shop and dabble in acting. He returned to the major leagues in 1978 and was an effective member of the Padres' bullpen. He struggled in 1979, however, and retired after that season. He returned to the doughnut business, running a shop in Michigan until he retired in the late 1990s.

Here are the oldest and most recent cards of Lolich in my collection.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen the film multiple times and certainly remember the scene, but I never realized that that was Mickey before.