Monday, March 8, 2010

Final Card: Don Heffner

Don Heffner's (#269) major-league managing career consisted of managing the Reds for the first 83 games of the 1966 season. Prior to this, the picture on his card indicates that he was the coach of the "Blue Team". (Was this a semi-pro team in Flushing, NY?)

At the time of his firing, the Reds were in 8th place with a 37-46 record (15 games back). There didn't seem to be any lineup adjustments made by the new manager (Dave Bristol), and the team finished the season in 7th place (76-84, 18 games back).


Unknown said...


I do not know the answer. That blue hat is strange. I will do some research and see if I can help.

Jim from Downingtown said...

(It was a rhetorical dig at both the Mets and at Topps' rudimentary airbrushing techniques. The card back says he was a Mets' coach in '64 and '65.)

Jim said...

Maybe Flushing Meadows will get a pro team one day.

Jim from Downingtown said...

That's the ticket! :)