Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Willie Kirkland (#187)

I previously posted Willie Kirkland's 1966 card, so I won't say too much about him this time. I just thought this was a good look at the early-1960s Indians' caps. 

Kirkland was the regular right fielder for the Giants from 1958-60, and for the Indians from 1961-63. After leaving Cleveland he was mostly a backup outfielder. 
He was traded to the Orioles after the 1963 season, but by the following August was playing for the Senators, where he was the 4th or 5th outfielder, until getting his release after the 1966 season. 
After a season with the AAA Hawaiian Islanders, he played in Japan from 1968-73.