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PLAYER: Elmer Flick (HOF)
TEAM: Cleveland Naps
BACK: Piedmont 350 (Ranked 39/39)
GRADE: SGC 4 VG/EX – (128) 7356-149
A strong example of Hall of Fame outfielder Elmer Flick. The card features the Piedmont 350 advertising reverse (ranked 39/39 in terms of scarcity according to T206 Resource).
Elmer Harrison Flick
Born: January 11, 1876 – Bedford, OH
Died: January 9, 1971 – Bedford, OH
Career BA: .313
Philadelphia Phillies NL (1898–1901)
Philadelphia Athletics AL (1902)
Cleveland Bronchos/Naps AL (1902–1910)
The Hall of Famer that no one knows, Elmer Flick hit .300 or better in eight of his ten seasons with 450 or more at bats. He hit .297 in 1902 after being traded to Cleveland and .296 in 1903, having hit .333 or better the previous three seasons. Flick won the batting title in 1905, and won additional league titles in slugging percentage, runs, triples, RBI, and stolen bases. Flick and Nap Lajoie were batting rivals in Philadelphia, resulting in a pregame fight in 1900 in which Lajoie broke his hand and then missed five weeks, costing the Phillies a pennant chance. After the 1907 season the Detroit Tigers offered Ty Cobb to Cleveland straight up for Flick, but the Naps declined. Due to an undiagnosed stomach ailment, Flick collected just 88 major league at bats over the next three seasons. Elmer Flick was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1963.
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