Wait til Next Year . . . is making a come back.

I am going to mix a bit of the philosophy of my life into this blog as I continue to highlight some of my baseball card collection. (hoping the card collectors of this world welcome me back)

Its been a tough 18 months for me . . . the Chicago Cubs have had it rough as well.

This site will be devoted to all those who need to define what "wait til next year" means.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Topps 1970: card #13 Jack Hiatt

a backup catcher who played nine seasons with six different teams having his only multi-year stay as a San Francisco Giant (1965-69). A career .251 hitter, limited power (22 career home runs) and had more strikeouts than hits in his career (295K's to 287 hits).
Hiatt did play for the Chicago Cubs, briefly as it was, in 1970; appearing in 66 games and belting 2 home runs.

Hiatt's "career day" was on April 24, 1969 when he hit two home runs and drove in seven; with a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 13th inning.

Jack Hiatt, card # 13 from 1970 . . .


  1. When I was in 2nd grade, my nun was related to Jack Hiatt, then with the California Angels. The next year, my teacher was married to Rick Stelmaszek, another backup catcher with the California Angels. Kind of odd.

  2. Didn't he also have a chain of hotels?

  3. Stelmaszek? Sorry...couldn't resist.

  4. Oh and I went to high school with Erik Pappas, a backup catcher drafted by the Angels. Pappas played for the Cubs and Cards, though.
    Weird Angels backup catcher thing going though.