Senators #6: Mike McCormick


1967 Topps #86
Bio/Summary: The first thing that jumped out at me about this guy was that he made his ML debut at 17. That sort of thing just doesn’t happen anymore. It begs the question for me – did he just jump straight from high school? Because wow. Anyway, given that start, he did okay with his career. I wasn’t expecting to see 16 seasons under his belt – and he retired at age 32! Just an odd career overall. He ended up with a 96 ERA+ for his career, which is below average, but he had some decent seasons in there. Oh, and he won the 1967 Cy Young award. How about that?
How Did I Get It?: Bought it from
Did You Know?: Mike threw a rain-shortened “no-hitter” on June 12, 1959 despite allowing a hit – the no-hitter went five innings, then he allowed a hit in the sixth, which was eliminated from the official records as rain cancelled the game before the inning was completed.
Rating: 8/10 – 1967 Topps is a pretty cool design. I like the simplicity and the little faux autograph. This photograph is also pretty cool – looks like Fenway park, but I’d be really surprised given he’s wearing the home whites. Certainly doesn’t look like RFK? I don’t know.

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