Elijah Jerry Green
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.
YEAR CLUB G
AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB CS SO
BB HBP SAC SF OBP SLG AVG
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 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #151