The First TTM Success of the New Year
January 4th, 2010 by slangon

2009 SlangKo Heroes of the Diamond Roy Sievers


Roy “Squirrel” Sievers played in the majors from 1949 through 1965. Sievers played for the St. Louis Browns (1949-53), the original Washington Senators (1954-59), Chicago White Sox (1960-61) , Philadelphia Phillies (1962-64), and finally the new Senators (1964-65).

He won the American League Rookie of the Year award as well as the Sporting News Rookie of the Year in 1949. He also made the All-Star team 4 times, in 1956, 1957, 1959 and 1961.

Probably the best season of his career came in 1957, when he hit .301 with 42 home runs and 114 RBI’s. He lead the league in homers and runs batted in that year, and would’ve had the triple crown if it weren’t for some dude named Williams who hit .388 that year. Speaking of Williams, Roy also finished 3rd in MVP voting in 1957, behind Teddy Ballgame and one Mickey Charles Mantle.

3 Responses to “The First TTM Success of the New Year”

  1. Squirrel strikes again! Man, I love his signature, and he’s a really nice signer.

    And great job on that card.

  2. Nice. Did he keep the second copy?

  3. Yep. So far, aside from one or two old time Mets, only Johnny Lattner has returned the second copy signed. Actually, now that I think about it, most of the guys I ended up sending two copies to haven’t gotten back to me one way or the other yet.

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