Saturday, May 9, 2015

Senators Saturday - Phil Ortega, 1969.

Perhaps it is fitting that Phil Ortega appears with a palm tree on card 406 of the 1969 Topps set. After all, he never made it out of Spring Training with the Senators in 1969.

On April 5, 1969 the Senators sold Ortega's contract to the Angels. He would pitch parts of the 1969 season for L.A. to finish out his Major League career. The other parts of the 1969 season saw Ortega in Triple A. Phil spent 1970 with the Halos Triple A team before hanging up the spikes and calling an end to his playing days.

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