From the Field: Boots Day, of, St. Louis Cardinals

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Boots Day signed custom scorecard in blue sharpie

Boots Day was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1966. He was a good hitter in the minors, showing both pop and speed. He also spent some time on the mound, mostly coming out of the pen.

He got called up in 1969, and would spend six seasons in the majors. He was never a full time player, and was more of the 4th outfielder/pinch hitter type. But he was solid with the bat and a plus defender, so he certainly had a place on any MLB team.

His last season in the majors was 1974. In 1975 he joined the Tigers organization and opened the season in AAA. He was only 27–an age when many players are in their prime–but he never made the majors again.

Day retired in 1980 and began his coaching career in 1982 in the Detroit Tigers organization and later scouted for the Tigers, New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals. He has coached in the Royals, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington Nationals farm systems. He currently is ooaching in Indy ball.

Year Age Tm Lg G AB HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
1965 17 STL-min WRk 22 25 0 1 1 0 5 8 .080 .281 .120 .401
1966 18 STL-min A 123 418 15 71 11 1 32 83 .242 .293 .426 .719
1967 19 STL-min A,WRk 158 562 11 77 23 6 51 85 .281 .338 .413 .751
1968 20 STL-min AA,WRk 137 529 17 67 12 7 27 89 .295 .332 .456 .788
1969 21 STL-min AAA,WRk 124 458 7 51 18 11 55 79 .260 .339 .369 .708
1969 21 STL NL 11 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .143 .000 .143 -57
1970 22 MON-min AAA 84 313 10 39 5 5 25 62 .294 .346 .482 .829
1970 22 TOT NL 52 116 0 5 3 2 6 21 .267 .303 .302 .605 63
1970 22 CHC NL 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .250 .500 29
1970 22 MON NL 41 108 0 5 3 2 6 18 .269 .307 .306 .613 66
1971 23 MON NL 127 371 4 33 9 4 33 39 .283 .342 .353 .695 99
1972 24 MON NL 128 386 0 30 3 6 29 44 .233 .288 .272 .560 60
1973 25 MON NL 101 207 4 28 0 3 21 28 .275 .342 .367 .709 95
1974 26 MON-min AAA 21 63 0 6 0 1 11 6 .333 .432 .397 .829
1974 26 MON NL 52 65 0 2 0 0 5 8 .185 .239 .185 .424 18
1975 27 DET-min AAA 96 294 2 33 2 4 43 30 .248 .343 .330 .673
1976 28 DET-min AAA 114 308 7 34 1 0 38 43 .266 .345 .416 .760
1977 29 DET-min AAA 85 203 3 31 2 0 23 32 .266 .338 .414 .752
1978 30 DET-min AAA 105 313 3 40 2 1 39 54 .236 .318 .316 .634
1980 32 DET-min AAA,A 31 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .400 .250 .650
6 Yrs 471 1151 8 98 15 15 95 141 .256 .314 .312 .626 76
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/6/2016.
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