Cael’s Collection – Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball Alumni Baseball Cards
The alumni card of the day is a 1962 Topps card of Bud Daley. Bud Daley was 14-9 with a 3.09 ERA for the 1952 Cedar Rapids Indians. He struck out 198 batters in 227 innings of work that season as the Indians finished 53-71.
Bud Daley was 60-64 with an ERA of 4.03 during his ten year career with the Indians, Athletics and Yankees. He tallied 25 complete games during the 1959 and 1960 seasons for the Athletics including three shutouts. Daley pitched nine more complete games in 1961, seven of them coming after a mid-season trade to the New York Yankees. He picked up the win in the deciding Game 5 of the 1961 World Series. Daley worked 6 2/3 innings striking out three without allowing an earned run to finish off the Reds and the 1961 World Series.