Today In Brewer History: Happy Birthday, Gordy Lund

On this day in 1941 Gordon Thomas "Gordy" Lund was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan. The Indians signed him as an amateur free agent in 1960 and, after seven years in the minors, he received a brief cup of coffee with the big league team in 1967. He appeared in just three games, and after the season the Indians traded him to Baltimore.

Lund was in camp with the Orioles near the end of spring training in 1969 when his career got new life: He and pitcher Gene Brabender were traded to the expansion Seattle Pilots. Lund played in 20 games as a utility infielder, hitting .263/.349/.263 over 43 plate appearances.

The Pilots were Lund's final major league team: He spent the end of the 1969 season and all of 1970 in AAA with the Angels before calling it a career at 29 years old.

By appearing in those 20 games for Seattle, though, Lund wrote himself an interesting historical footnote: He's one of just two players in Brewer franchise history to be born in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The other was Pilot teammate George Brunet.

Thanks to the B-Ref Play Index for informing me that Lund turns 70 today.

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