April 27, 2012

The Rookie Card Series: Charlie Hough

**In this series we do rookie cards and nothing else.**

I always love knuckle ball pitchers and so I'm working on getting some key rookie cards to these great pitchers.  Charlie Hough pitched for 25 seasons and when he pitched for the White Sox in 1991 and 1992 his catcher was the equally ancient Carlton Fisk.  I haven't seen the stat on it but they have to be the oldest pitcher/catcher combination.  Also, Charlie was the first starting pitcher for the Florida Marlins when they were created in 1993.  There's something simply wonderful about having a brand new expansion team have one of the oldest pitchers in baseball history to be their first starter.  

1972 Topps #198 Dodgers Rookie Stars

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