5’ 11” leftfielder Gerald McQuaig from 1934 has one of the worst hitting cards I’ve ever seen for an outfielder. The fact that it comes from the hard hitting era of the 30s is pretty ironic.
True, McQuaig didn’t play much in 1934 for the Philadelphia Athletics; he came to the plate only 18 times. Perhaps his lack of success was the reason he never played another year.
With his offensive numbers, defense (OF-1), and no speed, you would have to be hard pressed to find a role for McQuaig even on Connie Mack’s 68-82 A’s.
As horrible as McQuaig’s card is with its American-League-Pitcher-esque numbers (7-8-9), he DOES have four 14s so for god’s sake don’t use him with runners on base against a Z pitcher. He won’t forgive you.
Thanks by the way, to John Williams who forwarded this photo to me. John sent this to me literally 10 minutes before I started to write this post. I had another card in mind for tonight but I couldn’t pass up the chance to write about an outfielder with a 44-40.