Dick Groat

Dick Groat

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Description
1964 Topps round, metal, silver colored bottle cap #5 with a color photograph of Dick Groat, shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals on the front and statistics on reverse.
Dick Groat was one of many All-Stars featured on milk bottle caps to encourage fans to acquire each cap in the collection. Dick Groat was a shortstop for various teams including the Pirates (1952, 1955-62), Cardinals (1963-65), Phillies (1966-67), and Giants (1967). In 1960, he won the Most Valuable Player award for the National League, the Lou Gehrig Award, and had the highest batting average in the National League with a.325. He also played in five All-Star games in 1959, 1960, and from 1962 to 1964. He did not play during the 1953-54 seasons for he was fulfilling a commitment to the US Army. Although he eventually chose baseball, Groat was also a star basketball player and was inducted to the National College Basketball Hall of Fame.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cap, bottle
date made
1964
referenced
St. Louis Cardinals
depicted (sitter)
Groat, Dick
maker
Topps Company, Inc.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in; x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1996.0213.072
accession number
1996.0213
catalog number
1996.0213.072
subject
Sports
Baseball
Professional
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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