‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Emmett Mulvey Day Tag Card|
|Size||1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
1925 Emmett Mulvey Day Tag Card Overview
On August 16, 1925, the Mobile Bears held Emmett Mulvey Day. One could say that he deserved it. He was not only a star player on the team, but toiled in the minor leagues for many years. He never made it to the majors.
To commemorate the special day, the team printed these special tags for fans. But the tags were a little different than other stadium giveaways. Instead of being freebies, they were sold to fans with donations of the proceeds going to Mulvey along with a gold watch for his years of service. According to the book, Baseball in Mobile, a total of $262 was raised.
The tags read simply, “Mulvey Day” before adding the August 16th date.
For the record, Mulvey also had a banner day on the field. In the ninth inning of the game against the New Orleans Pelicans, he hit a bases loaded, sacrifice fly to win the game. Perhaps it was known that he would move on, thus creating the urgency to organize the day. 1925 was Mulvey’s last year with the team and he would spend 1926 with the Louisville Colonels and the Little Rock Travelers.
In 13 career seasons, according to Baseball Reference, Mulvey was a .283 hitter in the minors.
1925 Emmett Mulvey Day Tag Card Checklist
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