We all know of ballplayers that become announcers, actors, or writers. This post shows cards for a few notable examples, as well as a few other players with occupations that you may not be aware of.
|2014 Panini - Golden Age card #65.|
As noted here, Chuck Connors played parts of two seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers (1949) and the Cubs (1950), and at 6'-5" tall, Connors was a center/forward with the Boston Celtics from 1946 - 1948. With a 40-year film and television career, he is best known for his five-year role as Lucas McCain from the hit TV show "The Rifleman,"
|1965 Topps card #30.|
As noted here, Jim Bouton was a knuckleball pitcher that pitched in the majors for 10 seasons with four teams. He was an All-Star in 1963 when he went on to a 21 - 7 won loss record. Among others, Jim Bouton authored the baseball book "Ball Four," which was a combination diary of his 69 season and memoir of his years with the Yankees, Pilots, and Astros.
Who do you think I should add to this, um, strange, collection?