Friday, October 16, 2009

Final Card: Felix Mantilla

Although Felix Mantilla's card (#524) lists him as an outfielder, he played several positions earlier in his career. Felix was originally signed by the Boston Braves in 1952. He was primarily a 2nd baseman, but after being selected by the Mets in the expansion draft, he became their primary 3rd baseman.

Felix Mantilla's last game was in 1966. He was released by the Astros following the 1966 season, and signed on with the Cubs in February 1967. However, he has no major or minor league stats after 1966. (!?!)

After some further digging, I found out that he had injured his Achilles tendon in spring training, and spent the beginning of 1967 on the disabled list. The Cubs released him (ending his career) on July 6, 1967.

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