Senators #14: Dean Stone

Stone

1956 Topps #87
Position: P
Bio/Summary:
Continuing our trip through time with the Senators, Dean was an All-Star for the team, but a pretty mediocre pitcher after a blazing rookie season in 1954 where he went 12-10 with a 3.22 ERA. By 1956 the writing was pretty much on the wall for Stone, though, as he had gone 6-13 in 1955 and then went 5-7 in 1956. The team traded him early in the 1957 season to Boston, and he was just as bad for them. He was out of baseball by 1963; the once-promising rookie had a 29-39 record with a career 87 ERA+. Ouch.
How Did I Get It?: Won it on eBay.
Did You Know?: Stone started his career with the Cubs, who released him in 1949.
Rating: 7/10 – What a classic set, and this is a great example of what the set looked like. Good action “shot”, good portrait, and a good color balance.
Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Washington Senators

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s