Saturday, March 28, 2009

David Cash Jr.

Dave Cash played from1969-1980 in the major leagues and was part of the first all black lineup in the major leagues on September 1, 1971 when the Pirates took the field with Rennie Stennett 2B, Gene Clines CF, Roberto Clemente RF, Willie Stargell LF, Manny Sanguillen C, Dave Cash 3B, Al Oliver 1B, Jackie Hernandez SS, and Dock Ellis P.

Dave Cash was drafted in the 5th round of the 1966 draft. He made his debut on my 12th birthday September 13, 1969. He was an All-Star in 1973,1974, and 1975. He missed some time during the 71-73 season due to military service commitments. He was traded to the Phillies in 1973 for Ken Brett. He signed as a free agent with the Expos in 1976, who traded him to the Padres in 1979 for Billy Almon and Dan Briggs. He played his final season for the Padres in 1980 in 130 games, getting 90 hits and 1 home run, hitting .227. In 2008 he was the hitting coach for the Sussex Skyhawks in the Can-Am League. I got the card from ebay. Its' not as bad as it looks, that is the scanner.


zman40 said...

I hate when scanners hack off borders.

Orioles Magic said...

Nice info on the first all black ML lineup. That's some inside info! And thanks for the package, I'm really looking forward to to it. I just got a bunch of my old autos from storage and will check out my Padre selection.