Pumpsie Green

Elijah Jerry Green
Batted: Both
Threw: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Born: Oct 27, 1933 in Oakland, CA
Signed: purchased by the Boston Red Sox from Stockton, February 1956
Acquired: traded from the Red Sox with
Tracy Stallard and a player to be named later (Al Moran) for Felix Mantilla, December 1962

 

His given name was "Elijah" but they called him "Pumpsie." This is the right choice if you are a slender backup second-baseman, but not if you are an Old Testament prophet. "And the word of the Lord came to Pumpsie the Tishbite?" I just can't see it. The card shown here is from the 1960 Topps set.

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BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1959 Bos AL  50 172  30  40  6  3  1  10  55  4  2  22  29   2   4  0 .350 .320 .233
1960 Bos AL 133 260  36  63 10  3  3  21  88  3  4  47  44   1   1  4 .350 .338 .242
1961 Bos AL  88 219  33  57 12  3  6  27  93  4  2  32  42   0   1  2 .376 .425 .260
1962 Bos AL  56  91  12  21  2  1  2  11  31  1  0  18  11   0   0  2 .308 .341 .231
1963 *METS*  17  54   8  15  1  2  1   5  23  0  2  13  12   0   0  0 .409 .426 .278
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METS TOTALS  17  54   8  15  1  2  1   5  23  0  2  13  12   0   0  0 .409 .426 .278
OTHER CLUBS 327 742 111 181 30 10 12  69 267 12  8 119 126   3   6  8 .353 .360 .244
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CAREER TOTS 344 796 119 196 31 12 13  74 290 12 10 132 138   3   6  8 .357 .364 .246

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This is a list of the Pumpsie Green cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.

"Almost the first thing people do is ask me how I got my nickname. I figure eight million people have asked me so far, almost half of them sportswriters. When I get out of baseball I'm gonna write a book entitled, 'How I Got the Name of Pumpsie' and sell a million copies at a dollar apiece."

-- Pumpsie Green 3

 

1960 Topps #317

1961 Topps #454

1962 Topps #153

1963 Topps #292

1964 Topps #442

1976 SSPC 1963 Mets

1991 WIZ Mets #151

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