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Today's Card ...    Billy & Bobby Klaus  --- 1960's


                                                                             December 19-21, 2014   
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No, Bobby and Billy Klaus were not related
to Santa Clause, though both were pretty
slick fielding middle infielders during the late
1950’s and into the 1960’s.

Bobby would collect utility infield work
during two big league seasons for the Mets
and Reds, hitting .208 in 215 games in
1964 & ‘65. He would find himself amongst
the Expansion Padres baseball cards in
1969, however he never played a game for
San Diego.

His brother Billy would sustain much more
success handling shortstop and third base
duties for the Boston Red Sox from 1955 to
1957, extending his career as a utility
infielder with stops in Baltimore, Washington
and Philadelphia during his 11-year career.
All totaled he would hit .249 with 40 long
balls in 821 games.

“You better watch out, you better not cry,
you better not pout I’m telling you why, Billy
and Bobby Klaus are coming to town…”