Sunday, June 20, 2010
#163) JOE NOLAN
Joe Nolan was selected by the New York Mets in the second round of the 1969 amateur draft. A fine athlete from St. Louis, who turned down a football scholarship from the University of Missouri to begin his professional baseball career. After playing the season with Double-A Memphis the Mets granted Nolan a late-season call-up in 1972. Joe made his major-league debut on September 21st. He was inserted as the starting catcher facing the Pittsburgh Pirates in New York. Although he would play in a total of four games before season's end, it was his only appearance at Shea Stadium.
On April 4, 1975, the Mets traded Nolan to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Leo Foster.
Joe Nolan signed his card in the set from an autograph request sent to his home on December 3, 2008.