Monday, November 22, 2010

Ahoy Sailor!!!!!

Ralph Vivian Stroud also known as Sailor, you won't find Stroud in the Hall of Fame, he only spent three seasons in the majors,pitching for the Tigers and Giants. His career statistics are not too shabby though, 20-20 with an ERA of 2.94. His best season was 1915 with the Giants where he went 12-9 with an ERA of 2.79. He continued pitching in the Minors until 1928 when he was 43 years old.
So he is not in the Hall of Fame but he is immortalized forever in cardboard form. The card is an Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada C46. Printed in 1912 the set consists of 90 cards. All the cards are of minor league players fromBuffalo,JerseyCity,Rochester,Toronto,Montreal,Baltimore Newalk and Providence. The set contains two hall of famers Joe Kelley and Joe McGinnty,also the popular deaf player Luther "Dummy" Taylor.
Ralph Sailor Stroud
Born. 3/15/1885 Ironia New Jersey
Died. 4/11/1970 Stockton California.


  1. Wow, that's really cool. I'm from Buffalo, NY and didn't know they made cards like that for old ball players from Buffalo. Very Cool!!!

  2. I'm def going to have to look for these!!!