Senators #14: Dean Stone


1956 Topps #87
Position: P
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.

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