I don’t really collect baseball cards, but have all of Dick Pole’s. I also have some from Johnny Dickshot, Chicken Wolf, Cannonball Titcomb, Shooty Babitt, and Rusty Kuntz, so you can probably see the theme of my collection. But I digress… Dick Pole was a 6-foot-3, 200-pound right-handed pitcher who broke in with the Red Sox in 1973. Born on October 13, 1950, in Trout Creek in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, one of the few Yoopers who worked a major-league mound. Richard Henry Pole was signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox in 1969. He worked his way up through the minors fairly steadily, and when Ray Culp (2-6 at the time) experienced prolonged numbness in his hand, Culp was put on the disabled list, and Pole was summoned to take his place. Pole debuted on August 3, 1973, wearing number 45… read more >
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