Joe Azcue - 1963 Topps

José Joaquin (López) “Joe” Azcue (August 18, 1939-) caught for 11 seasons in the Major Leagues for six different teams and was known as “The Immortal Azcue” for his powerful throwing arm. Joe fell into the starting catcher position in for Cleveland 1963 as he joined the club via trade just hours before their number one starter, John Romano, broke his hand. Azcue started his career with the Cincinnati Reds (1960) then played for the Kansas City Athletics (1962-1963), the Cleveland Indians (1963-1969) where he was named an All-Star in 1968, the Boston Red Sox (1969), the California Angels (1969-1970, 1972) and the Milwaukee Braves (1972). Joe impressed behind the plate as he posted a .992 fielding percentage with 5,329 putouts, 452 assist, 67 doubles plays and 44 errors with a 45% caught stealing percentage in 5,825 chances. He finished his career with a .252 batting average, 712 hits, 201 runs and 304 runs batted in. Azcue was behind the plate for the no-hitters of Sonny Seibert in 1962 and Clyde Wright in 1970.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT+ 8.5
2 NM-MT+ 8.5
3 NM-MT 8 (67)

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